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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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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
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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
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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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Spoofed in Long Time No See (1954) See more »

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Jealous
6 November 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

One of Griffith's early Biograph films about a king who becomes enraged upon seeing his lover with another in her room. Clever, and mostly interesting for its historical value, this short film is quite entertaining and should not be passed over if you a get a chance to see it.


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