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A Beast at Bay (1912)

 |  Short, Drama  |  27 May 1912 (USA)
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A young, and fickle girl ( Mary Pickford ) dumps her admiring boyfriend ( Edwin August ) because she views him as a coward. Meanwhile a ruthless convict ( Alfred Paget ) has escaped and ... See full summary »

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The Young Woman
Edwin August ...
The Young Woman's Ideal
Alfred Paget ...
The Convict
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The Young Woman's Friend
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Elmer Booth ...
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Christy Cabanne ...
Station Master / In Sports Car (as W. Christy Cabanne)
William A. Carroll ...
A Guard
Francis J. Grandon ...
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A Farmer
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
At Station
Henry Lehrman ...
A Guard
Charles Hill Mailes ...
A Guard
Marguerite Marsh ...
(as Marguerite Loveridge)
Lottie Pickford ...
(unconfirmed)
W.C. Robinson ...
A Guard
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A young, and fickle girl ( Mary Pickford ) dumps her admiring boyfriend ( Edwin August ) because she views him as a coward. Meanwhile a ruthless convict ( Alfred Paget ) has escaped and takes the girl as his hostage. After a harrowing automobile and train chase, the ex-boyfriend rescues the girl and he immediately becomes her hero, which she seals with a kiss. Written by Pamela Short

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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Beast at Bay, A (1912)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film about a woman (Mary Pickford) who dumps the man who loves her because she feels he is a coward. Later, an escaped madman takes her hostage and it's up to the man to try and save her. Once again Griffith shows he knows how to build suspense with a little story. The ending is very well done as Griffith throws every trick (he created) in the book at the screen. Pickford is charming as usual.

You can view this at various online sites like YouTube. The quality isn't the greatest but it'll do until someone official puts it out.


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