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The Girl and Her Trust (1912)

 -  Short | Drama  -  28 March 1912 (USA)
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Dorothy Bernard ...
Grace, the Telegraph Operator
Wilfred Lucas ...
Jack, Railroad Express Agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August ...
Younger Tramp
Christy Cabanne ...
Baggage Handler (as W. Christy Cabanne)
William A. Carroll ...
Engineer
Charles Gorman ...
Older Tramp, Next to Train
...
Telegrapher's Companion / Remote Station Worker
Walter Long ...
Grace's Bashful Suitor
Charles Hill Mailes ...
Remote Telegraph Operator
Anthony O'Sullivan ...
(unconfirmed)
Alfred Paget ...
Tramp
W.C. Robinson ...
Simple Suitor
Charles West ...
Telegrapher
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Some tramps assault the telegraph office trying to rob $2000 delivered by train. The telegraphist girl, trying to help, telegraphs the next station and then the men are captured. Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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28 March 1912 (USA)  »

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Heltens Lokomotiv  »

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When the 2 tramps are taking the express trunk for the station, it is dark outside when they open the door. Looking through the window next to the door, it is light outside. It's also light outside when tramps get outside of the station. The same happens when the telegraph operator leaves the station. See more »

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Very Good
11 March 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Girl and Her Trust, The (1912)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith short has a female telegraph operator being held up by a couple tramps who plan on stealing $2,000. Once again seeing a Griffith film from this period compared to what else was around just shows why they say the man invited film. Here Griffith uses the editing to build nice tension and some real excitement as the tramps kidnap the woman and head off with the good guy following. The train sequence is brilliantly done and this is 15 years before Buster Keaton's The General.


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