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A Rude Hostess (1909)

 -  Short  -  8 April 1909 (USA)
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The above sobriquet most aptly fits the principal lady of this Biograph comedy drama, and although rudeness is almost an unpardonable offense, still we must not malign the lady, for she has... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Marion Leonard ...
Mrs. Leffingwell
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anita Hendrie ...
Visitor
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Thief
Jeanie Macpherson ...
Maid (unconfirmed)
Owen Moore ...
Footman
Frank Powell ...
Visitor
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Policeman
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The above sobriquet most aptly fits the principal lady of this Biograph comedy drama, and although rudeness is almost an unpardonable offense, still we must not malign the lady, for she has just cause to be rude; and we must admit she was rude in the extreme, for anyone who would most entertainingly detain you only to hand you over to the police is perpetrating the very acme of rudeness. It happened thus: Mrs. Leffingwell has been favored with a visit by some friends in the early evening, and they departing, one of the ladies forgot her muff. Mrs. Leffingwell runs after her with the pulse warmer, overtaking her at the street door. Their second meeting conjures up renewed thoughts of gossip and they spend quite a time, for these are woman's happiest moments, in ibis regalement. In the interim a gentleman burglar enters the apartment and, thinking the coast clear, starts in to work at once. He, by skillful manipulation, manages to open a small safe in which .Mrs. Leffingwell keeps her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with Schneider's Anti-Noise Crusade (1909). See more »

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Giving Birth to a Nation
14 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This film is a mini-scene from the 34 year old D.W. Griffith's later epic, 'The Birth of a Nation'. He actually gives birth to the American nation through his hundreds of short films that are then culminated in his 1915 epic. Each short film is a mini-scene from the epic.


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