MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,630 this week

The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

 -  Short | Crime | Drama  -  31 October 1912 (USA)
6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,047 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 3 critic

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 48 titles
created 20 Dec 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 02 Oct 2012
 
a list of 30 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 43 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Musketeers of Pig Alley.

Photos

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Elmer Booth ...
Snapper Kid, Musketeers Gang Leader
...
The Little Lady
Clara T. Bracy ...
The Little Lady's Mother
Walter Miller ...
The Musician
Alfred Paget ...
Rival Gang Leader
John T. Dillon ...
Policeman
Madge Kirby ...
The Little Lady's Friend / In Alley
...
Snapper's Sidekick
...
Rival Gang Member / In Alley / At Dance
W.C. Robinson ...
Rival Gang Member (as Spike Robinson)
Adolph Lestina ...
The Bartender / On Street
Jack Pickford ...
Rival Gang Member / At Dance
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Bambrick ...
At Dance
...
The Musician's Friend
Kid Broad ...
(as 'Kid' Broad)
Edit

Storyline

A young wife and her musician husband live in poverty in a New York City tenement. The husband's job requires him to go away for for a number of days. On his return, he is robbed by the neighborhood gangster. Sometime later, an unrelated mob shoot-out ensues. The husband happens upon the melee, recognizing the crook who robbed him. Can the husband retrieve his money? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

musician | gangster | ball | money | wallet | See more »

Taglines:

One good turn deserves another.

Genres:

Short | Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

31 October 1912 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Musketeers of Pig Alley  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

At six minutes into the film there is a dance hall scene.On the right leaning up against the wall standing in profile is a tall man who looks like D W Griffith. Since he made appearances in other films, maybe it is him. It certainly looks like him. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Griffith Makes Crime Pay
19 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Early crime film directed by D.W. Griffith. Hyped in the subtitle as "Unparallel drama inspired and played on the streets of the American city - Bold - Truthful"! Lillian Gish lives with her musician husband Walter Miller near Pig Alley, an area frequented by gangsters. The head Musketeer is Elmer Booth. Gangster Booth tries to put the make on Ms. Gish, and mugs Mr. Miller as he returns home with his hard-earned pay. Stumbling into a gang shootout, Miller recognizes Musketeer Booth as his mugger. What will he do?

Here, in "The Musketeers of Pig Alley", Gish and Miller are better than when they are threatened by the temptress in "The Mothering Heart" (1913). The acting is more natural, and you really sympathize with the couple. Booth is an endearing "Little Caesar". The shootout is lively, and the thugs creeping along the alley walls into close-ups is quite memorable. The ending is played more for humor; it's not bad, but it breaks the mood of the movie.

****** The Musketeers of Pig Alley (10/31/12) D.W. Griffith ~ Lillian Gish, Walter Miller, Elmer Booth


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Plenty of early Hollywood movie stars in this one chevyt454
What's with the guy with the split beard? folkepalm
Is that extra D W Griffith? edalweber
Discuss The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?