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Faithful (1910)

John Dobbs, a young man in good circumstances, goes a-courting, and returning from the home of his lady fair, his auto runs down Zeke, the vacuum-pated roustabout of the town. Although Zeke... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

Writer:

Frank E. Woods
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Credited cast:
Arthur V. Johnson ... John Dobbs [Adonese]
Mack Sennett ... Zeke [Faithful]
Florence Barker ... John's Sweetheart
Kate Bruce ... John's Sweetheart's Mother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Francis J. Grandon Francis J. Grandon ... Neighbor
Dell Henderson ... Bystander
W. Chrystie Miller ... Neighbor
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Bystander / Neighbor
Frank Powell ... The Butler (unconfirmed)
Billy Quirk ... Neighbor
Dorothy West ... Neighbor
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John Dobbs, a young man in good circumstances, goes a-courting, and returning from the home of his lady fair, his auto runs down Zeke, the vacuum-pated roustabout of the town. Although Zeke was not hurt, he was the recipient of a severe jolt which gave him a temporary case of nerves, which scared John into a fit of earnest solicitude. Imagining the tattered condition of Zeke's clothing was due to the accident, he not only soothes his imaginary hurts with a balm of silver dollars, but takes him to the store and buys him a suit of "hand-me-downs." Zeke is quite unaccustomed to such a bestowal of munificence, and his gratitude is accordingly excessive. So much so that he then and there swears eternal friendship: that he will never desert him; that he will stick to John through thick and thin. John cries. "Holy smoke! What am I up against?" and jumping into his auto dashes off under the impression that he has left the poor simple-minded Zeke on the sidewalk. But not so, for when he ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Верный See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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While the structure of the film left a lot to be desired, the plot was clever and fun.
24 February 2014 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Adonese is wooing a young lady. After meeting the lady, he and his driver end up running down the village idiot. However, Adonese tries to make good--giving the guy some money for his troubles and even buying him a new suit. However, the simpleton gets the idea that Adonese is his new best friend and won't let him alone for a second! After a while, Adonese does everything he can do to get rid of the guy--but he keeps showing up! Finally, at the end, something happens that ends up cementing their friendship for good!

The film has very funny moments and is worth seeing. As for the structure of the film, it is a bit archaic, even for 1910. But this can be overlooked since the overall product is quite nice.

The future director of countless slapstick comedies, Mack Sennett, plays the simpleton. He got his start with Biograph and D.W. Griffith and played in a variety of shorts and began directing for the studio before he eventually went his own way and started Keystone Studios.


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