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A Sweet Revenge (1909)

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After being jilted for another, a woman sends her lover's old letters to the new fiancée and looks forward to the reaction. But when she spots her old lover's glove left behind, she has a change of heart and repents.

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Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ...
Paul Hiller
Marion Leonard ...
Paul's Fiancée
Jeanie Macpherson ...
Alice Baross, the Second Fiancée
Frank Powell ...
Alice's Father
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On the Bridge
Billy Quirk
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Revenge is sweet, but like many sweet things if often leaves a bad taste. In this Biograph subject is shown an exemplification of the theory, with rather better results than is usually attendant upon vengeful moves. The young man jilts his first sweetheart to marry another. He apprises her of this by leaving a newspaper containing the notice of his approaching marriage. She flies into a frenzy of rage, and for revenge dispatches a messenger boy to the bride-elect with a package of his love letters and a joint photograph of themselves. The boy departs and she follows with her mind's eye this bearer of her malice, when suddenly her hand falls upon one of his gloves on the table. This is like a shock, for she now realizes the woe she has apparently caused. What would she not do to recall the messenger, but fate has intervened, for the boy has accidentally dropped the package from a bridge into the river. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 November 1909 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with A Midnight Adventure (1909). See more »

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One doesn't quite see the value of this subject
24 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Yes, undoubtedly revenge is sweet and the jilted girl in this picture determined to obtain satisfaction for the slight she suffered, but the means taken, sending the love letters of a certain young man who was to be married to another by messenger to the new fiancée was not calculated to achieve the most certain results. However, she relented after the letters had gone, and pursued the boy to get them back, only to discover that he had dropped them from a bridge into the river below. One doesn't quite see the value of this subject for motion picture reproduction. It has very little dramatic power and while the company makes the most of the opportunities, it must be confessed that these are too few and too insignificant to create any material interest. It is possible that the suggestion is sufficient to compensate for the loss in dramatic interest, but one is disposed to dispute that view and to consider that the picture contains no more than a slight interest which may be fleeting or not, as the individual receives the impression. - The Moving Picture World, December 4, 1909


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