The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

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The orphan Dora is a favorite with everyone in the gold mining settlement where she lives, but her special favorite is Dandy Jack. When Jack tells her that he is leaving for a location farther north, feeling that the current location is almost at the end of its profitability, she wants to go with him. But Jack insists that the tearful Dora stay behind. Later, when a new miner begins to court her, she gradually overcomes her initial reluctance, but she never forgets Jack. Written by Snow Leopard

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According to a 1959 interview on CBC Radio with Mary Pickford, a shot of her in this film was the first ever closeup shot in a motion picture. See more »

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Friends and Lovers
19 August 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Early film directed by D.W. Griffith; it stars Mary Pickford as an upstairs saloon girl who has a great time with dandy patron Henry B. Walthall. Then, he leaves her for business opportunities up "north." Ms. Pickford is devastated, of course. On his way of town, Mr. Walthall meets old friend Lionel Barrymore, who is on his way in town. Ironically, his friend's abandoned girl catches Mr. Barrymore's eye. Later, Walthall returns…

Classic plot involving two "Friends" in love with the same girl. Pickford and her suitors play it quaintly. The film endeavors to show the lasting friendship between men Walthall and Barrymore. Yet, Pickford steals the theme - making it more a study of her character's sacrifice.

****** Friends (9/23/12) D.W. Griffith ~ Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore


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