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The Burglar's Dilemma (1912)

In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... The Author
... The Author's Weakling Brother
... Young Burglar
... Older Crook
... Birthday Wellwisher
... Birthday Wellwisher
Charles West ... The Doctor
Adolph Lestina ... The Butler
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gertrude Bambrick ... Birthday Wellwisher
John T. Dillon ... Interrogating Detective
Frank Evans ... Policeman
Madge Kirby ... Birthday Wellwisher
J. Jiquel Lanoe ... Birthday Wellwisher
... Interrogating Detective
W.C. Robinson ... Policeman
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In this latter day Cain and Abel story, a jealous brother strikes down his sibling just as a young burglar is about to enter the house. The jealous brother summons police, who then charge the young intruder with murder. How can the burglar prove his innocence? Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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16 December 1912 (USA)  »

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O Dilema do Assaltante  »

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It labors under a poor title which is certainly a defect
12 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

If this picture is a story about a burglar, it isn't built in the best way; for it brings and keeps another character to the fore from the first. It labors under a poor title which is certainly a defect, for a name at the beginning of a picture directs the attention, it might almost be said, prepares the space in the mind which the picture is to fill. And if the offering fails to fill that space, there is almost sure to be a feeling of dissatisfaction. In this case, where the situation is neither very likely nor significant, the shortcoming is the more noticeable. It's a story of a man who was stunned and thought to be dead. His brother who had knocked him down, discovers a burglar in the house and contrives to have him caught and suspected of murder. This was the burglar's bad fix; it wasn't a true dilemma which is a choice between two bad fixes. The unconscious man comes to. It isn't up to the best Biograph pictures. - The Moving Picture World, December 28, 1912


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