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The Evidence of the Film (1913)

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.
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Henry Watson - the Broker
Messenger Boy
Sister of Little Boy
Mignon Anderson ...


A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

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10 January 1913 (USA)  »

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Доказательство съемки  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film features a 11-year Marie Eline, one of the movies earliest childhood stars. She was known to film audiences as the Thanhouser Kid. Marie plays the part of he Messenger "Boy" in this film. See more »


SPOILERS. When the sister discovers the footage of the crime being committed, the insert shots showing the film are of a different angle than what is actually projected later. See more »

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Excellent Crime Film
7 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

The Evidence of the Film (1913)

**** (out of 4)

Excellent Thanhouser film has a broker stealing $20,000 from a person who demands it back. He sets up a plot to where it seems like a messenger boy is delivering the money but he actually swaps out the envelope, which leads the boy into trouble. What neither of them expected was a film crew to be on the scene.

THE EVIDENCE OF THE FILM is without question one of the studios greatest films. Considering over eight hundred of their films are currently lost, it's hard to go out on a limb and call it the greatest but it's certainly an important film that mixed drama and crime with movies playing an important part in the story. What makes this film so special is that it actually gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the Thanhouser editing room, which is great to see today. Another strong aspect is that the story itself is quite clever even though the title of the film pretty much gives away the ending. Still, there's no question that this is a rather important one and an excellent one at that.

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