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The Mender of Nets (1912)

A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mary Pickford ... The Net-Mender
Charles West Charles West ... The Mender's Sweetheart
Mabel Normand ... The Mender's Rival
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Marguerite Marsh
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A young woman who works mending fishermen's nets is engaged to be married. But her fiancé has an old love who refuses to let him go. Further, his former girlfriend has a brother who is willing to use violence to protect his sister's honor. Written by Snow Leopard

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ocean | fishing | See All (2) »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 February 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Monica, California, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Somewhat Routine Story Made Watchable By Pickford & A Few Good Touches
24 September 2001 | by Snow LeopardSee all my reviews

Although it has a rather routine story of a young couple whose happiness is threatened by an old flame, "The Mender of Nets" is still watchable, in part because of Mary Pickford and in part because of some good touches that give it some life. Pickford doesn't have a chance to show all that she could do in this one, but she's always worth watching. The sea-side setting is emphasized in most of the scenes, providing some atmosphere to set off the story. While the action (and acting) is often quite melodramatic, there are also some good shots that emphasize the characters' relationships in more subtle ways. Nothing special, but certainly watchable.


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