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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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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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Worker / In Crowd
Clara T. Bracy
John R. Cumpson ...
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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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2 by Griffith
29 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Violin Maker of Cremona, The (1909)

** (out of 4)

Griffith short about a violin contest where the winner gets to marry a young girl (Mary Pickford). Here's another failed attempt at comedy from the director. I've seen around six or seven of these comedies and he just doesn't seem comfortable.

What Drink Did (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another Griffith drama showing the abuse of alcohol. A man goes out drinking with his buddies while his family waits for him at home. When he finally goes home he's drunk and abusive but this doesn't stop him from going back to drink. This is a good film but my God did Griffith go way, way, way over the top in trying to get his message across. The over-dramatic situation at the end almost wants to make you laugh. Mary Pickford makes an early (and brief) appearance here.


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