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The Suicide Club (1909)

 -  Short  -  3 May 1909 (USA)
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One of the members of a suicide club learns he has inherited some money, but only after he drew the fatal lot and is expected to kill himself.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barry O'Moore ...
The Chosen One (as Herbert Yost)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Avery ...
Member of Suicide Club
Charles Craig
John R. Cumpson ...
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Edward Dillon
Arthur V. Johnson
Violet Mersereau ...
The Woman
David Miles ...
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Owen Moore ...
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Anthony O'Sullivan ...
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Herbert Prior ...
Member of Suicide Club
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One of the members of a suicide club learns he has inherited some money, but only after he drew the fatal lot and is expected to kill himself.

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The American Mutoscope & Biograph Company bought the rights to this story back in 1908. The company plans in the near future to do a "Feature" film remake of this 1909 unusual short film. See more »

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Re-working Robert Louis Stevenson
23 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In this 4 minute short film, the 34 year old D.W. Griffith reworks Robert Louis Stevenson's novel by presenting a polemic against diversity. There was nothing to justify interest in the characters, but the Iris-in (vignette) was noticeable.


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