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The Pirate's Gold (1908)

Young Wilkinson is leaving his dear old mother for a journey to seek his fortune in a foreign clime. Now, the little cottage is situated near the coast. The waters of the sea have been ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Credited cast:
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Young Wilkinson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... Mrs. Wilkinson
Charles Inslee ... A Creditor (unconfirmed)
Arthur V. Johnson
Florence Lawrence
George Nichols
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan
Mack Sennett ... A Pirate
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Young Wilkinson is leaving his dear old mother for a journey to seek his fortune in a foreign clime. Now, the little cottage is situated near the coast. The waters of the sea have been infested with a band of gold-thirsty pirates, who pillaged every ship that came their way. Having successfully perpetuated one of their nefarious exploits, they are struck by a storm and forced to put out from their floundering vessel in a small yawl, in which they place a chest of valuables, for the shore. Thrown up on the coast by the voluminous waves, they disembark; there are three of them, the chief and two underlings. Taking the chest to a place of safety, they proceed to divide the spoils. A contention arises, and the two turn on their chief, who strikes down one of them at once, but is stabbed in the back by the other, whom he afterwards strangles. Gathering up the treasure, he struggles along, his life's blood oozing from the wound inflicted by the mutinous pirate, until he comes to the cottage... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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melodrama | 1600s | See All (2) »

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Short | Action

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1908 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Sea Bright, New Jersey, USA

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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From Dialogue to No Dialogue
5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Having been used to working with dialogue on the stage, the 33 year old D.W. Griffith took the audience on a journey through this story through the dollying of the camera. It was a lesson in the art of screenplay writing as opposed to stage play writing.


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