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The Test of Friendship (1908)

 -  Drama | Short  -  15 December 1908 (USA)
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Edward Ross, a young millionaire, has always been surrounded by host of fawning friends (?) and he made up his mind to test their sincerity. He arranges a dinner at his mansion in which ... See full summary »

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Arthur V. Johnson ...
Edward Ross
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Jennie Colman
Harry Solter ...
The Butler / Foreman
George Gebhardt ...
The Valet
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Guest / Woman at Wigmaker's
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Man Leaving Factory
Charles Inslee ...
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Marion Leonard ...
Guest / Woman at Wigmaker's
Jeanie Macpherson
Herbert Miles
Tom Moore ...
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Gertrude Robinson ...
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Edward Ross, a young millionaire, has always been surrounded by host of fawning friends (?) and he made up his mind to test their sincerity. He arranges a dinner at his mansion in which they are all invited. During the day he wrote a letter to himself to be delivered to him when the entertainment was at its height. This letter, purporting to be from his attorney, tells that he has been reduced to bankruptcy by the failure of his agents. Aha! Now we see who his friends are. He was all right while he had it, but now it is different, and they all leave him to his apparent fate, "So this is what they call friendship. Well, it is as false as sin. But there is true friendship to be found, and I'll find it." So saying, he leaves behind his life of ease and enlists in the army of the low born. Securing a position as porter in a factory, he sees the other side of life: how those poor devils have to struggle for a livelihood, and yet how honest and open-hearted. None of that cringing deceit of ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Linda Avardson - Mrs. Griffith
28 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the same way that Charlie Chaplin married his leading ladies, so did Griffith with Linda Arvardson. They were only married for a couple of years and their romance was reflected in their films like this one. The irony of the title is that films like these did test their friendship and was discovered to be a strain.


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