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Fighting Odds (1917)

 -  Drama  -  30 September 1917 (USA)
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A woman determines to clear her imprisoned husband of false charges by entrapping the real culprit herself.

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Credited cast:
William T. Carleton ...
District Attorney
Henry Clive ...
Mr. Copley
Charles Dalton ...
John W. Blake
Maxine Elliott ...
Mrs. Copley
Eric Hudson ...
Det. Butler
Regan Hughston ...
Jewett
George Odell ...
Egan
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A woman determines to clear her imprisoned husband of false charges by entrapping the real culprit herself.

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30 September 1917 (USA)  »

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Triunfo da Mulher  »

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The first cut of this film was five reels of pantomime, unrelieved by title cards. In a moment of twelfth-hour jitters, Samuel Goldwyn (then Samuel Goldfish) ordered titles inserted, which only underscored Maxine Elliott's exaggerated acting. The Goldwyn Company had its first major flop with this film. See more »

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A Stinker
7 June 2013 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This early production of the Goldwyn Company -- later Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer -- is a real stinker. Various excuses have been offered, but looking at it as it exists in current form -- missing the final reel or two for the final act -- it fails because the leading lady is the mistress of acting-by-posing, still a popular style on stage in the 1910s, but totally unsuited for the intimacy of the big screen; key plot points are explained in titles and not shown in action; and I was constantly struck by the fact that things didn't work that way on Wall Street, even in the relatively wide-open days of a century ago. It's an idiotic melodrama in which we know that Charles Dalton is the villain because he is always smirking.

Most annoyingly, this is an Allan Dwan film and it is shot with no flair at all. The man who introduced D.W. Griffith to the crane shot does not do a single thing to keep our interest up. Apparently he was as bored as any audience trapped in the theater when this played. Avoid this one.


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