The orphan Dora is courted by two different gold miners.

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Dora - the Orphan
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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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Griffith, Pickford, Barrymore
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Friends (1912)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film about a gold digger (Mary Pickford) who goes after two men (Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore) not knowing they are friends. Griffith does a great job at building up the ending, although there's a little too much sugar on it for the film to really work but then again, you come to expect this out of the director. Pickford is downright delightful as the woman after gold while Walthall and Barrymore are great as usual. Harry Carey has a small role.

Available on DVD through Kino.


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