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One Is Business, the Other Crime (1912)

Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband ... See full summary »

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Griffith intercuts between the lives of two couples married on the same day. One couple is rich, the other is poor. Time passes, and in desperation over joblessness, the poor husband attempts to burgle a home, only to be captured a gunpoint by the mistress of the house. It is the home of the rich couple. While holding the poor intruder at gunpoint, the rich wife accidently discovers evidence implicating her own husband in a bribery scheme . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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The Trademark of D.W. Griffith
14 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

In the same way that Charles Chaplin explored the rich and the poor in his films because of his working class background, D.W. Griffith explored black and Indian characters in his films as his trademark. In 'One is Business, the other Crime', he crosses over into Chaplin territory by interacting rich characters with poor characters.


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