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Confidence (1909)

 |  Short, Drama  |  15 April 1909 (USA)
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A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. Confidence is the flower grown from the seed of true friendship, watered by the tears of adversity, and often assailed by the blight of ... See full summary »

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Nellie Burton
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Jim Colt
Herbert Prior ...
Dinner Guest / In Bar
John R. Cumpson ...
In Bar
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Linda Arvidson ...
Dinner Guest
Charles Avery ...
Dinner Guest
Kate Bruce
Raymond Hatton ...
In Bar (unconfirmed)
Anita Hendrie ...
In Hospital
Arthur V. Johnson ...
The Doctor
Jeanie Macpherson
David Miles ...
Mexican
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Dinner Guest / In Bar / In Hospital
Barry O'Moore ...
Mexican (as Herbert Yost)
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Dinner Guest / In Bar
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A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. Confidence is the flower grown from the seed of true friendship, watered by the tears of adversity, and often assailed by the blight of calumny. For as Shakespeare says', "be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny." So it was with little Nellie Burton, the orphan girl of the rancho, who budding into womanhood, realizes her position and appreciates the low brutal character of the habitués of the Dive, even discerning the true nature of her fancied sweetheart, Jim Colt, who was to say the least an unconscionable villain. Tiring of her present environments she decides to leave the place seek a nobler and higher life. To this end she makes her way eastward and applies for a position as nurse at a New York hospital, and we next find her engaged in that work of mercy "ministering to the sick." Her mild manners and pure nature impress the head surgeon, a man of eminence in his profession, to such an extent ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Distancing the Other
14 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This short film is very subtle. You could be fooled into thinking that this is generally entertaining, but when you read between the lines you can see that the 34 year old D.W. Griffith is defining the nation by distancing the ethnic other. A clear example of this is the fact that the characters are all homogenous.


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