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The Salvation Army Lass (1909)

Mary Wilson, a neglected child of the slums, falls in with Bob Walton, a tough denizen of the lower east side, and loves him with a pure, honest affection that his low nature cannot ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writers:

D.W. Griffith, Edward Sheldon (based on a play by)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Florence Lawrence ... Mary Wilson
Harry Solter Harry Solter ... Bob Walton
Charles Inslee ... Harry Brown / In Factory / In Street Crowds
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... In First Bar / In Factory
Charles Avery ... In First Bar / In Factory
Florence Barker
John R. Cumpson ... Salvation Army / In First Bar / In Factory
Adele DeGarde ... In Street Crowds
Edward Dillon
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... In Second Bar / In Street Crowds
Robert Harron ... In Street Crowds
Guy Hedlund ... In Second Bar
Dell Henderson
Anita Hendrie Anita Hendrie ... Salvation Army / In Factory
Arthur V. Johnson ... In First Bar / Shoplifter's Companion / In Second Bar / In Street Crowds
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Mary Wilson, a neglected child of the slums, falls in with Bob Walton, a tough denizen of the lower east side, and loves him with a pure, honest affection that his low nature cannot appreciate. He forces her to enter a saloon where she is insulted by Harry Brown, which is resented by Bob. They quarrel, come to blows, and Brown draws a gun as Bob closes in on him, forcing the muzzle against Brown's breast as it explodes, thereby causing him to shoot himself, dying almost instantly. But Walton is arrested and sentenced to one year in Sing Sing. The morning papers appear with an account of the affair and as Mary's name is put into prominence in the account she is grievously hounded by misfortune, evicted from her boarding place and also discharged from the factory where she works, she falls into the hands of a professional woman shoplifter, who is anxious to enlist her services as an accomplice. The girl soon discovers the character of her would-be benefactor, and rushes from the place, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 1909 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Break it Down
13 February 2004 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 34 year old D.W. Griffith breaks film making down to its finest component in this 15 minute film. He has a habit of romanticizing the past through the flashback, almost as though he is re-dreaming history in a palatable format.


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