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The Medicine Bottle (1909)

 -  Short  -  29 March 1909 (USA)
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While she attends a party, Mrs. Ross leaves her young daughter to care for her bed-ridden mother. At the party, Mrs. Ross realizes she left the wrong medicine, and desperately tries to contact her daughter before it's too late.

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Mrs. Ross
Adele DeGarde ...
Mrs. Ross's Daughter
Marion Leonard ...
Mrs. Parker
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ...
Telephone Operator / At Party
Clara T. Bracy
Gladys Egan
Anita Hendrie ...
Min Johnson ...
Jeanie Macpherson
David Miles ...
Owen Moore ...
Barry O'Moore ...
At Party (as Herbert Yost)
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Dorothy West ...
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This film demonstrates two things, the efficacy of that time-saving agent which out Mercurys Mercury, the telephone, and the importance of that movement to enforce a differential form of bottle in which to hold poisonous liquids. Mrs. Ross, whose mother is very ill, has in attendance a trained nurse, who has received an urgent message to come to her own home, owing to the illness of her sister. As Mrs. Ross is dressed and ready to attend an afternoon tea at Mrs. Parker's, this forced absence of the nurse is very inopportune. However, little Alice. Mrs. Ross's seven-year-old daughter, is a bright child, so she feels that she can trust her to look after her grandma, and give her the medicine at the regular intervals. Mrs. Ross, herself, is suffering from a painful abrasion on her hand, for which she has procured an antiseptic to bathe it with, which is a deadly poison. It happens that the antiseptic and grandma's medicine are contained in similar-shaped bottles, and Mrs. Ross in her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with Jones and His New Neighbors (1909). See more »

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Free of the Past
13 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith allows his actors to free themselves of their ethnic past (due to the fact that some of them came over from Australia, Germany, Hungary, etc) in order to reinvent themselves as American characters. This short film is a mask.


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