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Tess of the Storm Country (1914)

A wealthy resident attempts to dispossess squatters who live near his home, which leads to a false accusation of murder.

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Tessibel Skinner
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Teola Graves (as Olive Golden)
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Elias Graves (as W.R. Walters)
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Dan Jordan
H.R. Macy ...
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A wealthy resident attempts to dispossess squatters who live near his home, which leads to a false accusation of murder.

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30 March 1914 (USA)  »

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La madonnina del porto  »

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$10,000 (estimated)
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Mary Pickford, the First Time Around
4 February 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A wealthy resident attempts to dispossess squatters who live near his home, which leads to a false accusation of murder.

The film starred Mary Pickford, in a role she would reprise eight years later for the 1922 adaptation by John S. Robertson. Now, that in itself is rather interesting. It was not unusual in the early days of Hollywood to make a film and then make it again a few years later, sometimes using the same cast. Today we get upset when a film is remade that fast, but it sort of made sense at the time because technology was improving so quickly.

The strangest thing is that the remake is the better-known film, but this one is the one preserved as historically and culturally important. It seems like the one that more people had seen would have a bigger impact.


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