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The Necklace (1909)

 |  Short, Drama  |  1 July 1909 (USA)
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Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks, and after she married John Kendrick, she suffered an incessant ... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Rose King ...
Harriet Leroque Kendrick
Herbert Prior ...
John Kendrick
Caroline Harris ...
Owner of Necklace (unconfirmed)
The Maid / In Pawnshop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Avery ...
In Pawnshop
Charles Inslee
Arthur V. Johnson ...
In Pawnshop / Doctor / Party Guest
James Kirkwood ...
Party Guest
Stephanie Longfellow
David Miles ...
Party Guest
In Jewelry Store / Party Guest
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Servant / Loan Clerk
Lottie Pickford
Frank Powell ...
Employer / Party Guest


Miss Louise Leroque was one of those charming young ladies, born, as if through an error of destiny, into a family of clerks, and after she married John Kendrick, she suffered an incessant yearning for all those delicacies and luxuries she felt were her due. John was a bighearted, indulgent husband whose every thought was for his wife's happiness, and while Louise was a devoted wife, still there was the strain of selfishness ever apparent, for she who studies her glass neglects her heart. She yearned for ostentation, and poor John was in no position to appease this desire. However, an occasion presents itself when they can at least bask in the radiance of the social limelight, in an invitation to attend a reception tendered a foreign prince. John is in the height of elation, hut Louise meets him with that time-honored remark, "I've nothing to wear." Well, he feels the strength of her argument, so goes and pawns his watch and chain to procure her a gown fitting for the occasion. The ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Griffith and Maupassant
3 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

There isn't much that you can do with Maupassant's work. Either you like him or you don't.

This small offering neither endeared me to Maupassant or Griffith because there was no substance in it that I could take away either as entertainment value or cinematic significance.

The one thing that did strike me whilst watching it was that the 34 year old D.W. Griffith created a vocabulary for making the transition from stage to screen, and then immortalizing oneself in celluloid. This was an inspiration to both Charlie Chaplin and Cecil B. DeMille.

There was a lack of diversity in the story, proving once again that the sin of omission is a uniform utopia.

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