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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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Credited cast:
Dorothy Bernard ...
Grace, the Telegraph Operator
Wilfred Lucas ...
Jack, Railroad Express Agent
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Anthony O'Sullivan ...
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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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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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Another Operator Guards Her Trust
5 November 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Dorothy Bernard (as Grace) is a railroad telegraph operator, admired by all, especially by men. Though men like W.C. Robinson try to tickle her fancy, she prefers Wilfred Lucas (as Jack). After the two flirt, Ms. Bernard receives word that a $2,000 payroll will be arriving by train, and placed in her trust. This attracts some bad elements; specifically, tramps Edwin August and Alfred Paget; they are plotting steal the $2,000...

Director D.W. Griffith's "cross-cutting" makes "A Girl and Her Trust" an exciting early silent, improving on the his earlier "The Lonely Villa" (1909); however, the story situation is not nearly as good as the forthcoming "An Unseen Enemy" (1912), with the Gish sisters, which also improves on "The Lonedale Operator", which this film is practically a re-make of... Bernard performs very well as the heroine; Mr. Lucas steals both her heart, and co-acting honors. Griffith's cast of "extras" is always extraordinary. Though memorable, the way Bernard uses: a bullet, a keyhole, and scissors as a gun may have you shaking your head.

***** A Girl and Her Trust (3/12/12) D.W. Griffith ~ Dorothy Bernard, Wilfred Lucas, Edwin August


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