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The Mexican Sweethearts (1909)

 -  Short  -  24 June 1909 (USA)
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A Mexican spitfire romances an American soldier to make her Mexican lover jealous. When the lover is about to kill his rival, she convinces him it was all a joke and the two reconcile.

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The Señorita
Billy Quirk ...
American Soldier
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James Kirkwood ...
Mexican in Bar
Charles Perley ...
The Señorita's Sweetheart (unconfirmed)
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A Mexican spitfire romances an American soldier to make her Mexican lover jealous. When the lover is about to kill his rival, she convinces him it was all a joke and the two reconcile.

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Released as a split reel along with The Peachbasket Hat (1909). See more »

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The Interracial Theme
3 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The battle scenes that Griffith uses in his short films were an inspiration to Cecil B. DeMille. His portrayal of interracial alliances between the Mexicans and the Americans was an attempt to romanticize relations between the two communities, as well as the past. He was always a stickler for work was the 34 year old director. Sometimes he would film right the way through lunch. When he did pause for lunch he would furnish his wife and cast with steaks, and then offer sandwiches to his crew and extras. Because he failed as a stage actor, he wanted to compensate by making as many short films as possible to immortalise himself in celluloid.


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