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The Winning Coat (1909)

 -  Short | Drama  -  12 April 1909 (USA)
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It is said that the coat does not make the man, but it must be admitted that it goes a long way toward working out his destiny. So it was that the aforementioned article of wearing apparel ... See full summary »

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Marion Leonard ...
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Duke
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Lady-in-Waiting
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It is said that the coat does not make the man, but it must be admitted that it goes a long way toward working out his destiny. So it was that the aforementioned article of wearing apparel brought about justice on the one hand and future happiness on the other for the young courtier upon whose shoulders it hung. This gallant youth, handsome, ambitious and brave, mild in manner, but quick to resent an insult, engages in a duel with another of the court, and is surprised by the King, who has issued a strong edict against dueling. For the offense he is arrested but paroled. Now, the young fellow is deeply enamored of one of the ladies of the court, to meet whom he breaks his parole. He is caught, stripped of his regalia and banished from court. There is among the courtiers a party of conspirators who have plotted to abduct the Queen and hold her hostage for ransom. At the tavern, the leader is given a letter setting forth their plans, which he cautiously reads and thrusts into his coat ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Released as a split reel along with A Sound Sleeper (1909). See more »

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Undeserved Innocence
14 February 2004 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith empowered his characters in this short film with an undeserved innocence. He is constructing the identity of the all-American male and female by reworking some of his old material and then bringing it all together in 'The Birth of a Nation'.


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