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His Duty (1909)

 -  Drama | Short  -  31 May 1909 (USA)
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A policeman faces a difficult decision when he finds out that his brother is a thief.

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Credited cast:
Kate Bruce ...
Mrs. Jack Allen
Frank Powell ...
Jack Allen
Owen Moore ...
Bob Allen (their son)
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One of the children on the street
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Man in store
Marion Leonard ...
Womanin store
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David Miles ...
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Duty is above all consequences, and often, at a crisis of difficulty, commands us to throw them overboard. It commands us to look neither to the right nor to the left, but straight forward. These were the noble principles instilled in the makeup of Jack Allen, the policeman. Jack, his younger brother Bob and their mother comprised the little family. To-day is Bob's twenty-first birthday and mother and Jack make him a present of a cap, with his initials "B.A." on the lining. Jack goes out on his beat and Bob leaves the house seemingly highly pleased with his present. During the evening Jack is called to the scene of the robbery of a jewelry store. While going over the place for a possible clue, he finds a cap, on the inside of which there are the telltale, letters "B.A." Crushed beyond measure he seeks Bob out at their home and it is all too true. Bob is inclined to brave the situation, and the poor old mother's heart is breaking, but Jack's duty is plain. Bob is carried to prison. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy Eradicating Aunty (1909). See more »

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Reworking O'Henry
2 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This reconstruction of O'Henry's work is an attempt to sketch the 34 year old D.W. Griffith's own ambitious project which will be fully realised in 'The Birth of a Nation'. He rearranges O'Henry's source of information to fit his own programme. It is an argumentative self-defence of the continuity of the settling community in America, told from Griffith's point of view rather than O'Henry's. He defines the national boundaries of the nation, demonising the marginalized in the process. He even has characters dressed up in minstrelsy just because he couldn't be bothered to hire an ethnic actor.


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