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Eloping with Auntie (1909)

 -  Short  -  24 May 1909 (USA)
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A girl is being shipped off to Europe with her aunt to break up her romance. Her suitor dresses himself as the aunt and manages to fool everyone long enough for them to elope.

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Margie
David Miles ...
Margie's Father
Anita Hendrie ...
Aunty
Arthur V. Johnson ...
The Minister / In Store
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Clara T. Bracy
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Anthony O'Sullivan ...
The Butler
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A girl is being shipped off to Europe with her aunt to break up her romance. Her suitor dresses himself as the aunt and manages to fool everyone long enough for them to elope.

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Released as a split reel along with the drama Two Memories (1909). See more »

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A Polemic
25 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This 7 minute polemic advances the anti-miscegenation laws to maintain group cohesion through the homogenous characters that the 34 year old D.W. Griffith exploits. He is not a lover of diversity, and the film works as a kind of programmatic summary of subsequent feature films.

It foreshadows 'The Birth of a Nation' with stereotype and bigotry, and because of the lack of dialogue the film appears quite weak.

One thing that definitely comes across is that Griffith projects himself into his characters and empowers them with the sensibilities that he possesses. It is apparent that he doesn't consider diversity as significant.


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