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The Adventures of Dollie (1908)

Not Rated | | Action, Short | 14 July 1908 (USA)
On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith, G.W. Bitzer (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arthur V. Johnson ... Father
Linda Arvidson ... Mother
Gladys Egan ... Dollie
Charles Inslee ... Gypsy
Mrs. George Gebhardt Mrs. George Gebhardt ... Gypsy's Wife (as Madeline West)
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On a warm and sunny summer's day, a mother and father take their young daughter Dollie on a riverside outing. A gypsy basket peddler happens along, and is angered when the mother refuses to buy his wares. He attacks mother and daughter but is driven off by the father. Later the gypsy sneaks back and kidnaps the girl. A rescue party is organized but the gypsy conceals the child in a 30 gallon barrel which he precariously places on the tail of the wagon. He and his gypsy-wife make their getaway by fording the river with the wagon. The barrel, with Dollie still inside, breaks free, tumbling into into the river; it starts floating toward the peril of a nearby waterfall . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Action | Short

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Aventuras de Dollie See more »

Filming Locations:

Sound Beach, Connecticut, USA

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Budget:

$1,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Although the location this film was shot is frequently given as Fort Lee, it was actually shot near Sound Beach in Connecticut. Linda Arvidson reported this correctly in her memoir, When the Movies Were Young (1925). See more »

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Griffith ,the father of editing
17 February 2019 | by luigicavaliereSee all my reviews

A father and a mother bring their daughter Dolly for a walk. A gypsy violently reacts to the refused to buy something from him. The father defends the family and the gypsy, in revenge, kidnaps Dollye, who is put into a barrel, which falls into the river that flows towards the waterfall. The parents find the barrel and the child on the river side. Griffith was a US filmmaker who was among the first to use editing. Many say that he is the father of editing. The alternate editing punctuates the rhythms , creating a tension.


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