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Concealing a Burglar (1908)

Mr. and Mrs. Brown are preparing to attend a banquet, and Mrs. Brown takes from the jewel case a beautiful pearl necklace, but in her haste forgets to put it on. She notices its absence ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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Cast

Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ... Mr. Brown
Florence Lawrence ... Mrs. Brown
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Mr. Wells
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Dinner Guest
Robert Harron ... Valet
Jeanie Macpherson ... Dinner Guest
Mack Sennett ... The Waiter / A Policeman
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Mr. and Mrs. Brown are preparing to attend a banquet, and Mrs. Brown takes from the jewel case a beautiful pearl necklace, but in her haste forgets to put it on. She notices its absence while seated at the banquet board and is very much wrought up in consequence, but Mr. Brown assures her that she will find it safe upon their return home. As one of the guests, there is a party named Wells, who, unknown to all, is a gentleman burglar. Hearing of the forgotten necklace, he sees the chance of a rich haul, and feigning illness, leaves the banquet hall, makes his way to the Brown apartments and is just about to decamp with the loot, when the Browns return; so he hides behind the portieres that cover the window, leaving the necklace lying on the dresser. Brown is a bit boozy, and goes out again, ostensibly to procure cigars. While he is gone, Mrs. Brown retires. Wells seizes this opportunity to get out, but hearing the approach of Brown, compels Mrs. Brown to hide him, or he will pretend to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1908 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The Twist at the End
5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

In this short film, the 33 year old D.W. Griffith develops the structure of a twist at the end of a film. He also uses the camera tilt, gaining confidence in using the camera to tell a story in the absence of dialogue that he was used to on the stage.


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