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The Welcome Burglar (1909)

 -  Drama | Short  -  25 January 1909 (USA)
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Alice Pierce, an innocent country girl, as the sweetheart of Ben Harris, a heartless wretch, and in the impetuosity of her trusting nature she consents to elope. It is the old story: he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Marion Leonard ...
Alice Pierce
Harry Solter ...
Ben Harris
Charles Inslee ...
Employer / Husband
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ...
The Maid
Edwin August
Edward Dillon
George Gebhardt ...
In Office / Burglar
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Messenger
Anita Hendrie ...
In Office
Arthur V. Johnson ...
In Office / In Bar
David Miles ...
In Office / Bartender
Owen Moore ...
In Office / In Bar
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The Butler / In Office / In Bar
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Alice Pierce, an innocent country girl, as the sweetheart of Ben Harris, a heartless wretch, and in the impetuosity of her trusting nature she consents to elope. It is the old story: he soon tires of her and cruelly deserts her. Poor Alice is then forced to fight her own way, as to return home she dare not. In this she succeeds so well that at her place of employment, where she fills the position of typist, she inspires in the manager a kindly interest by her modest demeanor, which feeling ripens into love culminating in their marriage. While out walking she is seen and recognized by her first husband, who turns up after being supposed dead. He has sunk into the depths of debauchery and he at once resolves to force his presence upon her. Sending a bogus telegram to her husband he decoys him away from home at night, and then makes his way to their home. Just previous to his arrival, a burglar breaks into the house, leaving the window open behind. Through this he crawls and the burglar ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Bringing the Camera to the Characters
5 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

By moving the camera closer to an object, the 34 year old D.W. Griffith establishes a plot device in the mind of the audience in this film. In spite of the fact that he was working on more than one film at a time, he still managed to develop a cinematic vocabulary.


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