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The Greaser's Gauntlet (1908)

Though somewhat obscure in the beginning, this subject shows the efficacy of a mother's prayer. Holy is the name Mother, and many who stray from the path of righteousness to the radiantly ... See full synopsis »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Wilfred Lucas ... Jose
Arthur V. Johnson ... Tom Berkeley
Marion Leonard ... Mildred West
Charles Inslee ... Bill Gates
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... Woman on Street / Party Guest
Kate Bruce
John T. Dillon John T. Dillon
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Chinese Waiter / Party Guest
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Bartender
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Kidnapper / Party Guest
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Though somewhat obscure in the beginning, this subject shows the efficacy of a mother's prayer. Holy is the name Mother, and many who stray from the path of righteousness to the radiantly alluring avenues of sin and prodigality, are rescued from the inevitable end by her prayers. So it is with the hero of this story. Jose, a handsome young Mexican, leaves his home in the Sierra Madre Mountains to seek his fortune in the States. On leaving, his dear old mother bestows upon him her blessing, presenting him with a pair of gauntlets, upon the dexter wrist of which she has embroidered a Latin Cross. This she intended as a symbol and reminder to him of her and her prayers for his welfare. She cautions him to be temperate, honest and dispassionate: to bear the burden of life's cross with fortitude and patience. We next find him in a tavern on the border, where congregate the cowboys, miners and railroad construction employees, a new line from the States into Mexico having just been started. ...

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1908 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Shadyside, New Jersey, USA

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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D.W. Griffith and Parallel Action
19 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

If you ever wanted to learn how to edit a film, watch this film. The 33 year old Griffith uses parallel action (as in what you see in 'Return of the Jedi', 'The Phantom Menace', 'Marnie', etc) as a form of cinematic narrative.


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