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Friends (1912)

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The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

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Dora - the Orphan
Henry B. Walthall ...
Dandy Jack
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Grizzley Fallon - Dandy Jack's Friend
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Bob Kyne - the Prospector
Charles Hill Mailes ...
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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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Short | Western | Romance

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23 September 1912 (USA)  »

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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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Love Wild West style
21 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

When love leaves, then a woman needs to take the first best thing that next comes along, when you are out in the west. Doesn't take long for the abandoned woman to take up with another man.

Also seems to be a mate-ship message here from Griffith's - don't let a woman come between you and a mate, in the Wild West at least.

Barrymore looks like John Wayne in this, until the hat comes off. It is again interesting to see that Mary Pickford moves slowly and also uses her hands often and tenderly when with another - a habit of hers. I wonder if she was consciously slowing her movements down to make her movements appear smoother on screen. It is noticeable in a number of her films.

Also nice to be able to lip read Pickford when she is talking from the stairs..."Come up stairs" "come on"

I have only seen a a bad quality copy of this film but it is most obvious that Mary Pickford would have looked absolutely gorgeous in the clear fresh film of 1912.

We shouldn't forget the cowboy at the front in the saloon, who adds a lot of character to the scenes. It looked pretty much like Elmer Booth who was another fine up and coming actor of the time. He was the lead in a excellent little film with Mary Pickford - The Narrow Road (1912). Sadly he died as a passenger in a car accident in 1915. As reported in the New York Times of the day.


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