Tag Archives: 1910s

Faithful (1910)

Odd story, priceless body language, one very bizarre character – and extremely shaky camerawork! Only peripherally about marriage. Occasionally funny, but hardly in my book of irritating companions. Advertisements

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The family doctor (1910)

There ain’t no cure for love! Absurd and fun short about a severely »suffering« woman. Surprisingly tongue-in-cheek, but not in my book of ailments.

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Balletdanserinden (1911)

Grand histrionics, wild mood swings, and infidelity! This is supposedly drama, but comes across more as parody. Not in my theatrical book.

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Den hvide slavehandel (1910)

Innocent danish maid lost in the seedier parts of London! Simplistic story, improbable events, loose ends, irrelevant scenes. Very impressive hats, though. Not in my book of abduction.

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The painted lady (1912)

(Un)popularity. Being used. Descent into madness. Emotionally strong high tragedy, but not in my book of devious deceivers.

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Wilful Peggy (1910)

A strong-willed, extremely temperamental young woman is courted by a wealthy nobleman. Strange acting, strange characterization, strange story. Mary Pickford is an unstoppable force of nature, but this one still not qualifies for my book of rebellion and submission.

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Love among the roses (1910)

The romantic entanglements of The Foppish Dandy, The Spoiled Belle, The Swooning Poor Thing and The Righteous Brute. Extremely telling body language works well in this fairy tale of fake love versus real. Both simplistic and ambiguous. Probably in my … Continue reading

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