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The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dolly Desmond
Daddy - the Office Boy
James Malone
Edwin Clarke
High Officer of the Secret Society [Ch. 5]
Warren Cook ...
Mr. Cambridge
Mrs. Cambridge
Duncan McRae ...
Count de Rochepierre
Charles Sutton ...
James Bolliver
Florence Coventry ...
Mrs. Winslow


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Release Date:

31 January 1914 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dolly of the Dailies  »

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1.33 : 1
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CHAPTER TITLES: 1. The Perfect Truth. 2. The Ghost of Mother Eve. 3. An Affair of Dress. 4. Putting One Over. 5. The Chinese Fan. 6. On the Heights. 7. The End of the Umbrella. 8. A Tight Squeeze. 9. A Terror of the Night. 10. Dolly Plays Detective. 11. Dolly at the Helm. 12. The Last Assignment. See more »

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An Early Action Heroine
2 September 2011 | by 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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