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The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

 -  Short | Crime | Drama  -  31 October 1912 (USA)
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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 »

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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)
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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>

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One good turn deserves another.

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31 October 1912 (USA)  »

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A Pig Alley testőrei  »

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Born Of The Genre Cinema
29 September 2006 | by (Ukraine) – See all my reviews

Possibly , this short 17min. film is first film-noir in history of cinema.There are living in poverty woman (almost fatal) and criminal who's not so bad how seems at first sight.And of cause dark criminal atmosphere of Pig Alley made in film-noir style too.One exception is happy end.But in this case happy end is more unexpected than tragic final.And therefore more interesting even for modern viewer.Excellent Griffith's staff do them job quick and accurate.They all (director,cinematographer,actors...) are good and professional.Nevertheless "The Musketeers of Pig Alley" not for the fans of crime genre.For study of roots(much killings,mystery and shock)better watch Louis Feuillade genius serials(Fantomas,Les Vampires,Judax).


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