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Pippa Passes; or, The Song of Conscience (1909)

 -  Short | Drama  -  4 October 1909 (USA)
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Pippa awakes and faces the world outside with a song. Unknown to her, the music has a healing effect on all who hear her as she passes by.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Gertrude Robinson ...
Pippa
George Nichols ...
Pippa's Husband
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Luca
Marion Leonard ...
Ottima
Owen Moore ...
Sibald
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ...
Greek Model
Clara T. Bracy
Adele DeGarde
James Kirkwood ...
In Bar
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
In Studio
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Girl in crowd
Billy Quirk ...
In Studio
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In Studio
Henry B. Walthall
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Pippa awakes and faces the world outside with a song. Unknown to her, the music has a healing effect on all who hear her as she passes by.

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First movie to be reviewed by the New York Times newspaper (October 10, 1909). See more »

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Griffith 1909
26 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Pippa Passes (1909)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film about a young woman who wakes up one morning singing a song about Jesus and soon realizes that it has the power to save souls and heal the sick. Griffith made countless religious films but this here really isn't one of the better ones. The film has a good, pure message but it's way too over-dramatic and Griffith beats the viewer over the head with his message of faith. For historic purposes, this was the first film to be reviewed by the New York Times.

Available on DVD through Grapevine as part of their D.W. Griffith: The Director series.


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