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The Sealed Room (1909)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama, History | 2 September 1909 (USA)
A king exacts vengeance upon his faithless mistress and her lover.

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D.W. Griffith
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Arthur V. Johnson ... The Count
Marion Leonard ... The Countess
Henry B. Walthall ... The Minstrel
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In this movie suggested by Poe's "A Cask of Amontillado", The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but consorts with the court troubadour. In fact, they use the king's new play chamber for their own lovecraft. When the king discovers this, he sends for his masons. With the faithless duo still inside, the masons use stone and mortar to quietly seal the only door to the vault... Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Released as a split reel along with the comedy The Little Darling (1909). See more »

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Early in the film, the lovers cannot hear the king raving with jealousy, even though a single curtain separates the king from the lovers. Yet later, he can hear them perfectly through the newly constructed brick wall. See more »

Connections

Version of Secrets of a Ballerina (1943) See more »

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Griffith and Poe
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Sealed Room, The (1909)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith's version of Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Cask of Amontillado' has a King learning that his wife is cheating on him so he seals her and her lover behind a brick wall. This short film manages to have some nice suspense as well as some very good direction from Griffith who gets everything he can out of the story in such a short running time. The ending is wonderfully wicked as well.

You've got several options when viewing this title. Image, Kino, Grapevine and a couple public domain companies have released it.


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Country:

USA

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None | English

Release Date:

2 September 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Det forseglede Værelse See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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