The Roue's Heart (1909)

Mons. Flamant, a typical roué of the French nobility, is surrounded by all the pleasures and pastimes his fabulous wealth can procure, but still at times he suffers extreme weariness and ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

Writer:

D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Monsieur Flamant
Marion Leonard ... The Blind Sculptress
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... Noblewoman / Sculptress's Friend
John R. Cumpson ... Nobleman
Adele DeGarde ... Sculptress's Model
Gladys Egan ... Child
Anita Hendrie Anita Hendrie ... Noblewoman
Charles Inslee ... Nobleman
Arthur V. Johnson ... Nobleman / Servant
Florence Lawrence ... Noblewoman
David Miles ... Nobleman (unconfirmed)
Owen Moore ... Nobleman
Barry O'Moore ... Nobleman (as Herbert Yost)
Mack Sennett ... Servant
Dorothy West ... Sculptress's Friend
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Mons. Flamant, a typical roué of the French nobility, is surrounded by all the pleasures and pastimes his fabulous wealth can procure, but still at times he suffers extreme weariness and disgust for the toadying sycophants about him, so in quest of diversion he visits the art rooms, just as a young girl enters with a magnificent piece of sculpture and places it on sale. The roué is so impressed with the work and the girl that he purchases it at once and follows her to the atelier, where he learns that she is the maid of the sculptress, whom he sees and at once falls passionately in love with her as only a man of his type can, but when he learns that she is totally blind, his feelings change to one of deepest pity, which is, we know, the kindling of pure love. He arranges with her to sit for a bust of himself and when it is finished he declares his love for her but she realizes her condition and rejects it, although she has by intuition come to love him deeply. As he leaves the studio ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1909 (USA) 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 Wooden Leg (1909). See more »

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A Thesis
13 February 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

This sermon is squeezed down to fit a pre-arranged shape in the form of an 8 minute film. It is contrived, lacking in any form of substance or entertainment value. Each scene was a chore to watch, and I can only say that the quality of the writing was somewhat to be desired.


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