6.5/10
674
11 user 2 critic

Falling Leaves (1912)

Not Rated | | Short , Drama | 15 March 1912 (USA)
Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling. Little Trixie knows all this because ... See full summary »

Director:

Alice Guy (uncredited)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

A House Divided I (1913)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A married couple decide to "live separately together."

Director: Alice Guy
Stars: Fraunie Fraunholz, Marian Swayne
Short | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An abused woman finds love in the arms of a famous novelist.

Director: Alice Guy
Stars: Carlyle Blackwell, Doris Kenyon, Edgar Norton
Suspense (1913)
Short | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

An isolated house in deserted area is too remote for a servant, who leaves a note, quietly exits the back door, and puts the key under the mat. Alone in the house is a mother and her infant... See full summary »

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber
Stars: Lois Weber, Val Paul, Douglas Gerrard
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Charlie is a clumsy waiter in a cheap cabaret and must endure the strict orders from his boss. He meets a pretty girl in the park and pretends to be a fancy ambassador but must contend with the jealousy of her fiancé.

Director: Mabel Normand
Stars: Charles Chaplin, Mabel Normand, Dan Albert
Her Defiance (1916)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Adeline falls in love with Frank, but her brother Theron wants her to marry rich Old Scapin, though she is carrying Frank's baby.

Directors: Joe King, Cleo Madison
Stars: Cleo Madison, Taylor N. Duncan, Edward Hearn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A District Attorney's outspoken stand on abortion gets him in trouble with the local community.

Directors: Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber
Stars: Tyrone Power Sr., Mrs. Tyrone Power, Marie Walcamp
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Mabel is engaged to Harry, the boss's son. The boss has an eye for Mabel too, in this gender-bending comedy of errors and mistaken identities.

Director: Mabel Normand
Stars: Mabel Normand, Harry McCoy, Charley Chase
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A family feud erupts in the mountains of Kentucky.

Director: Frank Lloyd
Stars: Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Herbert Standing
'49-'17 (1917)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A retired judge comes West to restore a ghost town.

Director: Ruth Ann Baldwin
Stars: Joseph W. Girard, Leo Pierson, William Dyer
Drama

A lonely, young woman searches for her long-lost father on the other side of the world only to uncover a horrifying truth that blurs the line between illusion and reality.

Director: Tan-Ching Yeh
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

It's a society in which gender roles are switched. Will men stand to be unequal?

Director: Alice Guy
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The members of a Chinese family living in the US have a curse put upon them for becoming to "westernized".

Director: Marian E. Wong
Stars: Marian E. Wong
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Mace Greenleaf ... Dr. Earl Headley - a Lung Specialist
Blanche Cornwall ... Mrs. Griswold Thompson - the Mother
Marian Swayne ... Winifred Thompson
Magda Foy ... Little Trixie Thompson (as The Solax Kid)
Darwin Karr ... Mr. Griswold Thompson
Edit

Storyline

Trixie Thompson concludes that the only way she could save her sister from dying of the "white plague" is by preventing the autumn leaves from falling. Little Trixie knows all this because she had heard her elders say that those troubled with weak lungs usually begin to suffer and probably die when the leaves begin to fall. Winifred, Trixie's older sister, is on the verge of contracting tuberculosis. Tlie little girl loves her sister too much to let her die, so one night she steals into the garden in her "nightie" and fastens the fallen leaves with twine and hangs them up on the trees. Trixie keeps a rigid vigil for months and all the leaves that fall in the garden are replaced on the trees. While Trixie busied herself with this metaphorical occupation, Dr. Earl Headley. a young lung specialist, discovers a serum which cures consumption. He is called in by the Thompsons and Winifred is soon brought back to health. The doctor not only restores her lungs but takes her heart. Little ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les feuilles chéant See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Solax Film Company See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Solax production #136. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: THE AUTUMN FINDS WINIFRED VERY ILL
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

No more Mimis.
20 August 2018 | by kekseksaSee all my reviews

Alice Guy's US career produced relatively few really good films but Guy was a great searcher after ideas and would from time to time, as she had done in her French career, come up with a good one. It is excellent news for instance that her "race film" of 1912, A Fool and his Money has now been rediscoveerd and restored and let us hope that one day her In the Year 2000, a more sophisticated remake of her earlier Résultats du féminisme, will also be rediscovered. She has also a very good instinct for topical subjects. Her Making of an American Ciitizen, again 1912, if rather crudely presented, was a sharp-witted repsponse to the controversy over immigration tht preocupied the US in these years. Here similarly she has taken the subject of the "white plague", tuberculosis, a disease known thoughout history but considered in the nineteenth century to be the mal de siècle, and produced a typically modern account (cinema custiomarily allied itself with modernity in this way) that rejected the romantic fatalism of nineteenth-centiry accounts. It is clever idea to privilege her Frenchness - picked up by the Moving Picture World review - by a reference to the best known example, Murger's Scènes de la vie de Bohème, and, as it were, reverse the magnets. So it would be quite inappropriate for the girl to die in this film. While "the beautiful death" of Mimi is accepted as a fatality (an aspect even more strongly emphasised by the theatrical and operatic versions), here the doctor's fatalism is shown as being out of tune with the times when advances in medical understanding of tuberculosis and the establishment of specialised sanatoria were rendering it perfectly preventable and treatable (emphasised in a series of films of the subject made by Edison at this time for the in assoication with the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis). The "miracle cure" of Dr. Earle is a bit false and glib (again a rather typical crudity in Guy's deveopment of her ideas) and attracted criticism but unlike the Edison films (which were more or less public service films), this is intended more as a fable of outr time. No more Mimis. It also sows hw well Guy understood the optimistic US conviction about the value of progress and the "optional" nature of death.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed