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Through the Breakers (1909)

 -  Short | Drama  -  6 December 1909 (USA)
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A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of their social life. When the girl becomes seriously ill, the father realizes the errors of his ways and stays home with her, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
James Kirkwood ...
Mr. Nostrand
Marion Leonard ...
Mrs. Nostrand
Adele DeGarde ...
The Nostrand Child
Kate Bruce ...
The Nurse
George Nichols ...
The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson
Charles Craig ...
At the Ball / At the Soiree
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At the Club
Gladys Egan
Frank Evans ...
At the Soiree / Among Servants
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At the Club
Ruth Hart ...
Caller / At Whist Party / At the Soiree
Grace Henderson ...
Caller / At Whist Party / At the Soiree
Arthur V. Johnson ...
At the Ball / At the Soiree
Florence La Badie
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A society couple, neglect their young daughter in favor of their social life. When the girl becomes seriously ill, the father realizes the errors of his ways and stays home with her, demanding his wife do likewise. She sneaks out to a dance and the child takes a turn for the worse. By the time she returns home the child is dead. After her husband leaves her, the mother realizes her selfishness and begs forgiveness at her daughter's grave. Written by Anonymous

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The 11 Minute Wonder
29 October 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith began to develop his style of directing by adapting novels and tales by Edgar Allan Poe on to the screen. When he directed original pieces like this particular project, they had no substance in it except to pad out his career and pay his bills.


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