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The Sealed Room (1909)

 -  Short | Drama  -  2 September 1909 (USA)
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A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ...
The Count
Marion Leonard ...
The Countess
Henry B. Walthall ...
The Minstrel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ...
A Lady-in-Waiting
William J. Butler ...
Nobleman at Court
Verner Clarges ...
Nobleman at Court
Owen Moore ...
Nobleman at Court
George Nichols ...
Workman
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
Workman
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A Lady-in-Waiting
Gertrude Robinson ...
A Lady-in-Waiting
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A Soldier
George Siegmann ...
Nobleman at Court
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In this movie suggested by Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado", The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but consorts with the court troubadour. In fact, they use the king's new play chamber for their own lovecraft. When the king discovers this, he sends for his masons. With the faithless duo still inside, the masons use stone and mortar to quietly seal the only door to the vault... Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Little Darling (1909). See more »

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Early in the film, the lovers cannot hear the king raving with jealousy, even though a single curtain separates the king from the lovers. Yet later, he can hear them perfectly through the newly constructed brick wall. See more »

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Version of Den underbara lögnen (1955) See more »

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Campy and fun Early Biograph short
23 May 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

This early Biograph short was so much fun to watch. The second on disc one of D.W. Griffith's "Years of Discovery" DVD set (highly recommended) it features three excellent performances by the main leads, and interesting to see Henry B. Walthall (The Little Colonel, Birth of a Nation) as a campy musician giving a Countess the eye (and other things).

The Countess' husband goes berserk at his wife's betrayal and has her walled into a little room with her paramour. It's kind of incredible that they wouldn't hear the wall going up, but hey, maybe the wine had something to do with it. Here Mr. Johnson (father of silent player Raymond Hackett) gesticulates wildly and this adds to the melodrama, but in an unexpectedly comical way. The best moment comes at the end. As the lady passes out from shock and fear, once she realizes she's doomed, Henry picks up his instrument and "fans" it over her. The way he did it was so unexpected and in a strange way kind of sexy, and I just lost it, and laughed my head off. The expression on his face! From that moment I was charmed by Henry B. Walthall.


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