The Punishment (1912)

The fruit grower's pretty daughter is insulted by the landowner's son, which insult is resented by a blow from Lucian, the girl's sweetheart. The little family feel that this episode will ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

George Hennessy

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Cast

Credited cast:
Blanche Sweet ... The Fruit Grower's Daughter
J. Jiquel Lanoe J. Jiquel Lanoe ... The Father
Kate Bruce ... The Mother
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... The Landowner
Christy Cabanne Christy Cabanne ... The Landowner's Son
Harry Hyde Harry Hyde ... Lucien, the Sweetheart
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... The Old Gardener
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Verner Clarges Verner Clarges
Wilfred Lucas
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Storyline

The fruit grower's pretty daughter is insulted by the landowner's son, which insult is resented by a blow from Lucian, the girl's sweetheart. The little family feel that this episode will cause their eviction, as the son is the ideal of his widowed father. The son reports the incident to his father and seeks vengeance, both going to the fruit-grower's cabin, but upon arriving there the father is deeply impressed by the girl, and later sends a letter, offering to marry her and give her parents full title to the grove, stipulating that the helper, her sweetheart, must go. Shortly after the marriage, the son, watching for a chance for vengeance, hides in a chest in her room in order to surprise her and Lucian, the latter having come to return her rosary, which he had found. The girl leaves the room for a moment and walks into her husband. Lucian, seeing him, escapes by the window. The husband brings her back into the room, and she, not knowing of Lucian's escape, is very agitated, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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1800s | See All (1) »

Genres:

Romance | Short

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1912 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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