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Getting Even (1909)

The most satisfying and pleasurable sensation experienced is "getting even," especially where one has been held up to ridicule before a jeering mob. Such was the reguerdon of Bud, the Kid ... See full summary »


D.W. Griffith


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Credited cast:
Billy Quirk ... Bud (as William A. Quirk)
Mary Pickford ... Miss Lucy
James Kirkwood ... Jim Blake
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin August
Florence Barker
Kate Bruce ... Party Guest
Verner Clarges Verner Clarges ... Party Guest
John R. Cumpson ... Miner
Arthur V. Johnson ... Party Guest
Florence La Badie
George Nichols ... Miner
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Miner
Lottie Pickford ... Party Guest
Gertrude Robinson ... Party Guest
Mack Sennett ... Miner


The most satisfying and pleasurable sensation experienced is "getting even," especially where one has been held up to ridicule before a jeering mob. Such was the reguerdon of Bud, the Kid of the Mining Camp, after suffering gross humiliation at the hands of the other cowboys and miners. Miss Lucy, the belle of the camp, is introduced to the Kid, and makes an impression; the Kid becomes quite seriously inclined towards her. The boys, more in the spirit of jest than chagrin, poke fun at him; call him the baby, and end with Jim Blake spanking him. Needless to say the Kid is mortified and swears to get square. A masque ball is to be held that night, so Bud plans his revenge. All tog out in grotesque costumes, a high old time is imminent, for it is fair to assume that the society folk of the camp will be well represented. Bud, however, feigns a toothache and will not go. Dressed up in carnival duds, the gang leaves the shack for the pavilion. All gone. Bud jumps from his bunk, and dresses ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Comedy | Short







Release Date:

13 September 1909 (USA) See more »

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Свести счеты See more »

Filming Locations:

Edgewater, New Jersey, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with the drama The Children's Friend (1909). See more »

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The fun is based upon harmless jokes
30 December 2014 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A Biograph subject which depicts a vigorous spanking bee in which a group of cowboys and the kid figure. But the kid turns the tables on his tormentors by appearing at a mask ball dressed as a belle and succeeds in getting his most troublesome opponent to making love. Upon his unmasking the ardent swain's consternation may be imagined. It can't be described. It is an amusing picture and the fun is based upon harmless jokes. Such acting as is required is in harmony with the subject and will commend itself to the most exacting critic. The film represents fun and such horseplay as men are disposed to show when a group are together. - The Moving Picture World, September 25, 1909

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