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The Black Viper (1908)

A thug accosts a girl as she leaves her workplace but a man rescues her. The thug vows revenge and, with the help of two friends, attacks the girl and her rescuer again as they're going for... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Edward Dillon ... Mike
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... The Black Viper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
D.W. Griffith ... Rescuer
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Gang Member
Mack Sennett ... Rescuer
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A thug accosts a girl as she leaves her workplace but a man rescues her. The thug vows revenge and, with the help of two friends, attacks the girl and her rescuer again as they're going for a walk. This time they succeed in kidnapping the rescuer. The girl runs home and gets help from several neighbors. They track the ruffians down to a cabin in the mountains where the gang has trapped their victim and set the cabin on fire. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1908 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La vipère noire See more »

Filming Locations:

Shadyside, New Jersey, USA

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1.33 : 1
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The Writer who can Act Reluctantly
31 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having styled himself as a writer who can act, reluctantly, the 33 year old D.W. Griffith was given the opportunity to direct his own films. It was a gamble. He was married to Linda Arvidson and needed a secure income to pay for rent and food. After 'The Adventures of Dollie', he proved that he could be a lucrative investment.


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