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The Miser's Heart (1911)

 -  Short | Crime | Drama  -  20 November 1911 (USA)
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Thieves decide to steal the money an old miser has hidden away. He refuses to open the safe for them, so they threaten to kill a girl who lives in his building.

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Credited cast:
Linda Arvidson ...
Kathy's Mother
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Jules, the Thief
William J. Butler ...
Policeman
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Policeman
Adele DeGarde ...
Neighbor
Edward Dillon ...
Down-and-Out Young Man
Frank Evans ...
Policeman
Edith Haldeman ...
The Little Child
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Bakeshop Assistant
Adolph Lestina ...
The Miser
Wilfred Lucas ...
First Crook
Charles Hill Mailes ...
Second Crook
Alfred Paget ...
Policeman
W.C. Robinson ...
In Front of Clothing Store
Ynez Seabury ...
Little Kathy
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Kathy, a young child, has befriended the elderly miser who lives on an upper floor of the building where she lives. Today, while playing outside, she also makes friends with Jules, a homeless petty thief. Later, when she is in the miser's apartment, two violent criminals break in. They tie a rope around Kathy and dangle her out of a window, threatening to let her fall to the ground if the miser does not give them the combination to his safe. Outside, Jules sees her in danger, but to help her he must risk dealing with the police. Written by Snow Leopard

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The 33 Year Old Lionel Barrymore
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In 1911, the 36 year old D.W. Griffith enlisted the talent of the 33 year old Lionel Barrymore in 'Fighting Blood', 'The Battle', and 'The Miser's Heart'. Barrymore was Griffith's chosen representative to be American's man in the civil war, and the conduit with the indigenous community.


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