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An Arcadian Maid (1910)

A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... Priscilla
Mack Sennett ... The Peddlar
George Nichols ... The Man of the House
Kate Bruce ... The Lady of the House
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... Second Man
Charles Craig Charles Craig ... Man in Gambling Hall
Edward Dillon ... Man in Gambling Hall
John T. Dillon John T. Dillon ... Man in Gambling Hall (as Jack Dillon)
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... First Man
Francis J. Grandon Francis J. Grandon ... Man on Train
Joseph Graybill ... Man in Gambling Hall
Henry Lehrman ... Man in Gambling Hall / On Train
W. Chrystie Miller ... Man on Train
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Man on Train
Alfred Paget ... Man on Train
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Storyline

A young girl looking for work, is hired by a farmer's wife to work as a maid. A smooth talking peddler comes by the farm, and flirts with the young maid. He gives the naive girl an engagement ring and promises to marry her. When the peddler runs up some gambling debts, he visits the maid again and tells her they cannot marry until he has enough money to pay off his debt. While the farmer and his wife are asleep, the maid foolishly steals their money. The peddler takes the money and leaves on a train to get out of town. Overcome with guilt, the young maid runs away from the farm. Meanwhile the peddler gets into a fight and is thrown off the train. The maid stumbles upon him by the railroad tracks. She finds the money on the peddler and returns it to the farm couple before they even knew it was missing. Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Аркадская дева See more »

Filming Locations:

Westfield, New Jersey, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent
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In so much the audience can rejoice
2 August 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Fate sometimes overtakes those who betray trusting innocence and does it so forcibly that there can be no question of the result. Here is a villain who induces a trusting girl to commit a robbery. But his ill- gotten gains do him no good. In a brawl on the train he either falls or it thrown out, and later falls dead at the feet of the girl he has deceived. Just how he got to where the girl was in the woods is not quite clear, but perhaps for dramatic purposes it is not altogether necessary. She, realizing the probable results of taking her employer's money, secures it from the body and returns it before the loss is discovered. In so much the audience can rejoice. If the object of the film is to show how easily innocence may be entrapped into wrong doing the success is marked. If it was the intention to show that punishment is almost certain to follow such villainy it is equally successful. Dramatically the film is good, and photographically it is up to the Biograph standard. - The Moving Picture World, August 13, 1910


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