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A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home. Written by Snow Leopard

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10 June 1909 (USA)  »

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A magányos villa  »

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Released as a split reel along with A New Trick (1909). See more »

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Remade as An Unseen Enemy (1912) See more »

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Better than Panic Room
13 October 2002 | by (Tampere, Finland) – See all my reviews

This is a good example of an idea that Hollywood uses nowadays. Panic Room was an attempt to make this into a full length film, but it dragged too much to be very exciting. But this short silent film shows the same plot, but without all the unimportant excess. What is left is the original, good idea, and that makes up the whole film. Suspense is retained throughout. Quality film making and innovation that is all too rare now, almost 100 years later.


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