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Algie Allmore has one year to prove he's a man in order to wed Harry Lyons' daughter.

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An Interesting One-Reeler

During summertime, German aristocrats are lazier than ever, certainly in comparison with the rest of the year, natürlich. Laziness is unfailingly a part of the almost human aristocratic nature so to spare any extra effort during these hot and terrible times is important.

Having in mind this important seasonal reason, last night was screened at the Schloss theatre a short film, namely "Algie, The Miner", a perfect film for a small soirée due to its brief running time that can be enjoyed in "petit comité" by any German aristocrat. This allows time to be spent on other trifling things while appreciating this archaeological oeuvre that was recently restored by some hard-working longhaired youngsters beyond the Atlantic sea.

This short film was directed by the frenchified woman film pioneer Dame Alice Guy-Blaché in the silent year of 1912, and though it is somewhat primitive, it has interesting aspects as, for example, different settings ( filmed with a static camera, so don't ask the impossible... ) but with a perfect film continuity. It is the story of a mild man who must show he has the right stuff if he wants to gain the favour of his father-in-law and consequently be worthy of the hand of his daughter, showing in this way to the whole silent world his newly gained masculinity. Dame Guy-Blaché accepts the terms of that ancient and conservative era but in an interesting way.

Careful bourgeoisie settings, coarse taverns in the wild West, different landscapes and a combination of comedy, adventure and quaint human conduct and it all wraps up in tens minutes, an interesting one-reeler that is perfect to be enjoyed during the lazy summertime.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must lay mines around the Schloss in order to keep out the terrible tourist hordes.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/


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