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The Man and the Woman (1908)

John and Tom Wilkins are brothers and most divergent in natures. John is a clergyman and a noble, upright fellow, while Tom is a scapegrace, wild, reckless and unscrupulous. Not having the ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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D.W. Griffith
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Credited cast:
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Tom Wilkins
Linda Arvidson ... Gladys
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Charles Inslee ... False Clergyman
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Priest
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John and Tom Wilkins are brothers and most divergent in natures. John is a clergyman and a noble, upright fellow, while Tom is a scapegrace, wild, reckless and unscrupulous. Not having the parental guidance so essential in youth, his father being dead and his mother blind, he drifted into bad company, the contaminating influence deeply affecting his susceptible nature. Despite the earnest pleading of his brother John he sank lower in morass of transgression, spending most of his time at the ale house drinking and at cards. All this John has succeeded in keeping from his dear mother, whose blindness is almost a blessing, for a mother would rather her eyes be sightless than to view the indiscretions of her loved ones. So she possessed the blissful impression that her boys were both paragons of righteousness. God's mercy is unfailing; you will admit this Divine Charity. In the village there dwelt, as neighbors to Wilkins, Farmer Tobias and his wife, and their daughter, Gladys. Tom and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1908 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

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D.W. Griffith and the Extreme Long Shot
19 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 33 year old Griffith took an interest in scenery and landscape by contributing possibly the first ever long shot in this film. I'm not sure exactly what purpose that served for the story other than the fact that scenery is visual and along shot works like a painting in motion.


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