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The Deception (1909)

 -  Short  -  22 March 1909 (USA)
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A wife offers to support her artist husband by teaching piano. She can't find work at the conservatory, and ends up working in a laundry, without telling him the truth. When he discovers ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Barry O'Moore ...
Harvey Colton (as Herbert Yost)
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Mabel Colton
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Linda Arvidson
Adele DeGarde ...
At Laundry
Anita Hendrie ...
At Laundry
Charles Inslee ...
Landlord
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Man in Top Hat / Rich Patron's Secretary
Min Johnson ...
At Laundry
David Miles ...
At Laundry / At Conservatory
Owen Moore ...
Rich Patron
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Doctor
Harry Solter ...
Harvey's Friend
Dorothy West ...
At Laundry
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A wife offers to support her artist husband by teaching piano. She can't find work at the conservatory, and ends up working in a laundry, without telling him the truth. When he discovers her lie, he is determined to leave her, until she is injured and he understands the sacrifice she made for him. Written by Anonymous

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National Identity and Citizenship
13 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith sheds the repulsive past of the settling community by providing his audiences with a gate to middle class values through short films like this one. It is a dialectic, negotiating what it means to be American.


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