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The Lonely Villa (1909)

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 ... See full summary »

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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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A magányos villa  »

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

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Remake of A Narrow Escape (1908) See more »

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It'll keep you on the edge of your seat
21 February 2014 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This was not the only film like this that D.W. Griffith made, as he later made a very similar one with the Gish sisters in similar straights. Regardless, it is very exciting and holds up well today.

The film begins with a husband being lured from his home by some evil thieves. As soon as he's gone, the crooks break in and the wife takes her three daughters (one is Mary Pickford) into an adjoining room to safety. There she barricades the door against the three scum-bags. Just then, the husband calls and the wife tells him of their plight--and he rushes home to try to save them. Will he be too late? This is a very, very simple plot and works effectively. The acting is reasonable and the action exciting. A very good film for its day.


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