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The Politician's Love Story (1909)

A corrupt politician, on seeing a satirical cartoon in a newspaper, rushes to the paper's offices to shoot the cartoonist. On discovering the cartoonist is a pretty woman, he falls ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

Writer:

D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mack Sennett ... Boss Tim Crogan
Marion Leonard ... Peters - the Cartoonist
Herbert Prior ... Crogan's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... Woman - Third Couple
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Newspaper Employee
D.W. Griffith ... Man - First Couple
Anita Hendrie Anita Hendrie ... Woman - Fourth Couple
Arthur V. Johnson ... Newspaper Employee / Man - Third Couple
Florence La Badie
Florence Lawrence
David Miles ... Newspaper Employee / Man - Fourth Couple
Barry O'Moore ... Newspaper Employee (as Herbert Yost)
Alfred Paget
Frank Powell
Dorothy West ... Woman - First Couple
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A corrupt politician, on seeing a satirical cartoon in a newspaper, rushes to the paper's offices to shoot the cartoonist. On discovering the cartoonist is a pretty woman, he falls instantly in love and wastes no time in wooing her. Written by boblipton

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politician | politics | See All (2) »

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Short | Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Любовь политика See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with The Golden Louis (1909). See more »

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28 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Politician's Love Story, A (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A dirty politician sees a comic spoof of himself in the newspaper so he goes out to kill the cartoonist. Mack Sennett shows up in this D.W. Griffith short, which is mildly amusing with a few nice laughs as the crazy man rips through the newsroom looking for the man he wants to kill.

Jones Have Amateur Theatricals, The (1909)

** (out of 4)

A theatrical family gather together to act for one another. I think that's what this D.W. Griffith comedy is about but it's rather hard to gather what the film is going for. There are a couple smiles giving but not any laughs.


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