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The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914)

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Dolly Desmond
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Daddy - the Office Boy
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James Malone
Edwin Clarke
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High Officer of the Secret Society [Ch. 5]
Warren Cook ...
Mr. Cambridge
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Mrs. Cambridge
Duncan McRae ...
Count de Rochepierre
Charles Sutton ...
James Bolliver
Florence Coventry ...
Mrs. Winslow
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31 January 1914 (USA)  »

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Dolly of the Dailies  »

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Long believed lost forever, one of the episodes ("The Chinese Fan", the fifth edition) in this serial was discovered in 2010, stored in the New Zealand film archive. See more »

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An Early Action Heroine
2 September 2011 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

I saw Chapter 5, The Chinese Fan, at Cinecon 47. It was a beautifully restored print from an archive in New Zealand. An early serial from the Edison studios, it features a plucky female reporter who, in this episode, sets out to review a new play in Chinatown and then gets mixed up with the kidnappers of an heiress. It was interesting to see Dolly treated with respect by her colleagues at the newspaper where she worked. Early films obviously had no problems with strong female protagonists; where did they disappear to for the next 50 years! It's too bad the other episodes of this serial have been lost, but this one is a must-see for any student of film history.


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