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Mr. Jones' Burglar (1909)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  9 August 1909 (USA)
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Mr. Jones stays out late playing poker with his buddies. While he's gone, a burglar starts to break into his home. Mr. Jones arrives home just in time to catch him. Instead of calling for ... See full summary »

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Mr. Jones stays out late playing poker with his buddies. While he's gone, a burglar starts to break into his home. Mr. Jones arrives home just in time to catch him. Instead of calling for the police, he restages the capture in an overdramatic fashion and makes sure his wife sees it. She is so grateful she forgets to be mad at him for staying out so late. Written by Anonymous

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9 August 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy They Would Elope (1909). See more »

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The Griffith Diaspora
15 October 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This short film lends itself to be refashioned in later projects by successive writers and directors. The 34 year old D.W. Griffith provides the bare bones of a model for film-making to be fully realized in subsequent projects. I would regard Griffith as a filmic Daniel Defoe because he creates a vocabulary rather than a story for future filmmakers to aspire to. I personally would remake this film from the viewpoint of Mack Sennett's character rather than John Cumpson's character in order to add diversity to the piece. This will enable the viewer to see the plot from the inside rather than the outside.


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