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The Lonely Villa (1909)

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writers:

Charles Foley (novel), André de Lorde (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
David Miles ... Robert Cullison
Marion Leonard ... Mrs. Robert Cullison
Mary Pickford ... One of the Cullison Children
Gladys Egan ... One of the Cullison Children
Adele DeGarde ... One of the Cullison Children
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Avery ... At the Inn
Clara T. Bracy
John R. Cumpson ... At the Inn
Robert Harron ... Child
Anita Hendrie Anita Hendrie ... The Maid
Arthur V. Johnson ... At the Inn
James Kirkwood ... Among Rescuers
Florence Lawrence
Violet Mersereau ... At the Inn
Owen Moore ... A Burglar
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Storyline

A gang of thieves lure a man out of his home so that they can rob it and threaten his wife and children. The family barricade themselves in an interior room, but the criminals are well-equipped for breaking in. When the father finds out what is happening, he must race against time to get back home. Written by Snow Leopard

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Short | Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 June 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A magányos villa See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is posted online to the Library of Congress' National Screening Room. See more »

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Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) See more »

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29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Lonely Villa (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A gang lures a father away from his house so that they can rob it and terrorize his wife and three daughters. There's some great editing at the end that builds up the suspense but the direction isn't tight enough for it to work all the way through. Mary Pickford plays one of the children.

Son's Return, The (1909)

*** (out of 4)

A son goes off to the big city to make big bucks. Years later he returns and ends up staying at his parents inn but they've forgotten him but when they see his cash, they plan to rob him. This Griffith short certainly goes "out there" in its story but I always enjoy these downbeat films where the director could do whatever he wanted and didn't always have to add a happy ending onto the film. Mary Pickford has a small part as the man's love.


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