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The Girl and the Outlaw (1908)

Bill Preston, a heartless roadabout, too despicable for the association of white men, had gathered about him a little band of low-down redskins, whom he seemed to rule by extreme despotism.... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Inslee ... Bill Preston
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Nellie's Father
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Gauntier ... Nellie Carson (unconfirmed)
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Indian
Arthur V. Johnson ... Indian
Florence Lawrence ... Woman
Wilfred Lucas
Mack Sennett ... Indian
Dorothy West
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Bill Preston, a heartless roadabout, too despicable for the association of white men, had gathered about him a little band of low-down redskins, whom he seemed to rule by extreme despotism. At any rate, they all feared him, as he, with them, terrorized the whole country 'round, by acts of pillage, arson and worse. Bill, despite his black nature, was a handsome fellow, who, under different conditions, might be called attractive. This the case, there is reason why Nellie Carson, a girl of the frontier, should fall so violently in love with him, casting her lot with his. She soon finds out his true nature, but even then she seems to be held by an irresistible power, though, he would cast her off, which he tries to do, leaving her lying wounded and insensible in the road, after a stormy scene between them. She is discovered by a girl of the mountains, who offers to help her to her mountain home. Though moved by the girl's kindness, she rejects her offer, choosing to go her own way on the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1908 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Coytesville, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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According to Florence Lawrence's memoirs, this was her first Biograph film; Griffith hired her because he had previously seen her ride a horse in Vitagraph's The Despatch Bearer. See more »

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D.W. Griffith and Rapid Cutting
19 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

We may feel that contemporary films have too much rapid cutting, but in this film the 33 year old Griffith introduces rapid cutting. I'm not a fan of rapid cutting to be quite frank, but at least I know who to attach the blame to. I don't believe that audiences are that dense that they need rapid cutting to maintain concentration.


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