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The Painted Lady (1912)

A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Cast overview:
Blanche Sweet ... The Older Sister
Madge Kirby Madge Kirby ... The Younger Sister
Charles Hill Mailes ... Their Father
Kate Bruce ... Their Mother
Joseph Graybill ... The Stranger
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... The Minister
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A lonely young woman lives with her strict father who forbids her to wear make-up. One day at an ice cream social, she meets a young man you seems interested in her. However, unknown to her, he is a burglar who is only interested in breaking into her father's house. One night she is awakened by a noise. Grabbing a pistol, she enters her father's downstairs office where she confronts a masked intruder . . . Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Short | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A festett asszony See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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We commend it as a work of art
4 March 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Miss Blanche Sweet's portrayal of a mad girl in this picture seems to reach a higher plane of art than any of her previous characterizations, and she has done good work in many diverse roles. The film presents a psychological study of character dramatically, and gives a fresh criticism of life. The subtlety of it makes it a hard picture to comment on; one hesitates as before jumping into a very deep pool. But very crudely we may say that it draws for us a not very well balanced girl. She is somewhat morbidly conscientious and, consequently, not popular; but the humanity of her heart, as shown by her longing for friends, her longing to be understood, makes us deeply interested in her. Very logical is her reaching out to her new friend, her first sweetheart, and since he is what he is, a tragedy of some sort is imminent. The suddenness with which it comes shatters her mind. It is a picture that most certainly ought to be liked. No mechanically working mind could possibly have conceived it and we commend it as a work of art. A strong offering. - The Moving Picture World, November 9, 1912


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