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The Reckoning (1908)

We find a couple struggling for a livelihood, meager though it needs must be. The husband seemed content in the struggle, working at the factory for the pittance he received, but his love ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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Robert W. Chambers (novel), Robert W. Chambers (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... The Husband
Florence Lawrence ... The Wife
Mack Sennett ... The Lover
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Dillon
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... The Bartender
Robert Harron ... Man in Crowd
Arthur V. Johnson ... Policeman
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We find a couple struggling for a livelihood, meager though it needs must be. The husband seemed content in the struggle, working at the factory for the pittance he received, but his love for his wife made the labor light. On the other hand, to the young wife this condition was most odious. In the grind of household duties, having, from force of circumstances, to do them all unassisted, she was like a flower withering for want of sunshine. Hence it was not surprising that she listened avidiously to the flattering platitudes of the unconscionable tempter. In the first scene we see her at the ironing table, while her husband bids her a tender adieu on his departure for work. Hardly has he left the threshold, when the grocer's clerk enters, and is received with an effusiveness most unplatonic. They at once proceed to enjoy a little lunch, the ingredients of which the clerk has brought in a basket. Meanwhile the husband arrives at the factory, only to find it closed down. Retracing his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1908 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lack of Enthusiasm
23 January 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

Although I liked the idea of adapting a novel into an 11 minute short film, I was not enthusiastic about the content enough to treasure this project. It offered me nothing in terms of entertainment value and believability in characters.


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