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The Eternal Mother (1912)

 -  Short | Drama  -  11 January 1912 (USA)
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John and Mary divorce their spouses to marry each other. Mary dies after giving birth and the baby is taken in by John's first wife, Martha. She refuses all contact with John until many ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Edwin August ...
John, the Husband
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Martha, the Wife
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Mary, the Woman
Charles Hill Mailes ...
Mary's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kate Bruce ...
An Old Woman
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In Field
Guy Hedlund ...
A Friend
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
A Friend
Jeanie Macpherson ...
In Field
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John and Mary divorce their spouses to marry each other. Mary dies after giving birth and the baby is taken in by John's first wife, Martha. She refuses all contact with John until many years later when he becomes ill and she finally forgives him for deserting her. Written by Anonymous

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11 January 1912 (USA)  »

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The 37 Year Old D.W. Griffith
7 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The technical aspects of D.W. Griffith's films reveals the primitive state of technical Hollywood. To focus on a character's emotions via the close up is used by blacking out all areas of the screen except the face. The soundtrack did not do this film justice, but it does give some insights into Hollywood technically at that stage.


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