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The Little Girl Next Door (1912)

Not Rated | | Drama, Short | 1 November 1912 (USA)
Randall and Ruth Foster were little tots. The two children lived side by side on one of the fashionable streets in New York City. One day Helen and her parents were starting for the park ... See full summary »

Director:

Lucius Henderson

Writer:

Philip Lonergan
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William Garwood ... The Husband
Marguerite Snow ... The Wife
Marion Fairbanks Marion Fairbanks ... Helen Randall
Madeline Fairbanks Madeline Fairbanks ... Ruth Foster
William Russell ... The Other Father
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Randall and Ruth Foster were little tots. The two children lived side by side on one of the fashionable streets in New York City. One day Helen and her parents were starting for the park when the little one suggested that they invite Ruth to go with them. The idea pleased them all, and as for Ruth, she was in an ecstasy of delight. She skipped down the steps into the Randall's automobile, and her father (a widower), watches as the machine whizzed off, realized more than ever the little treasure he possessed. At the park the two children got into a boat unobserved by their elders and drifted into the lake. In total ignorance of their peril they frolicked about the flimsy craft until it suddenly capsized and two little figures were hanging to the gunwale. Randall swam out to the boat. Even his love for his child made him hesitate to take her to the shore first until the little Ruth assured him she was safe, that she would stay on the boat until he returned. But when he returned, and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 November 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Some Swimming Lessons Might Help, Too
13 March 2011 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A highly moralistic tale from Thanhouser, a first script from Philip Lonergan, who, like his brother would become a regular at the studio, this one-reel drama about a man who takes his revenge on his neighbor after his daughter drowns in a boating accident, doesn't really hold together well for the modern eye, but it does show off the strengths of this now-forgotten studio: good composition, and editing, very good acting -- Thanhouser's house stars were talented, and this stars Marion and Madeleine Snow, the 'Thanhouser Twins' -- and a liberal application of good outdoors scenery in the beautiful Westchester landscape of a hundred years ago. The story-telling is simplistic, but the other factors compensate.


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