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The Violin Maker of Cremona (1909)

 -  Short | Drama  -  7 June 1909 (USA)
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A contest is being held in Cremona for the best violin, with Giannina's hand in marriage as the prize. Filippo is secretly in love with her, but is also ashamed of being a cripple, so he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Herbert Prior ...
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Giannina, Taddeo's Daughter
Owen Moore ...
David Miles ...
Filippo, the Cripple
Harry Solter ...
Marion Leonard ...
The Judge's Companion
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Charles Avery ...
Worker / In Crowd
Clara T. Bracy
John R. Cumpson ...
Arthur V. Johnson ...
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A contest is being held in Cremona for the best violin, with Giannina's hand in marriage as the prize. Filippo is secretly in love with her, but is also ashamed of being a cripple, so he switches his superior violin with that of another apprentice, Sandro, whom Giannina loves. Written by Anonymous

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Violinspilleren fra Cremona  »

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This is said to have been Mary Pickford's first credited film. Although it is unclear if she had been background in earlier Biograph films. See more »

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Featured in Star Power: The Creation of United Artists (1998) See more »

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A Preliminary Sketch
2 March 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith reworks the story set by Francee Cooper. He divides the mainstream from the marginalized in this film, reconstructing America in the process. He paints a picture of characters that his audiences would want to have fellowship with, allowing the mainstream to identify with the Griffithiana community. He is not a deep thinker, but a frustrated writer with an ambition that has yet to be realised. He overpaints this film, reading too much into Cooper's work. He does give it some sort of shape that it didn't possess before, but he does that to shape his perception of American history rather than tell an engaging story.


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