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Confidence (1909)

A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. Confidence is the flower grown from the seed of true friendship, watered by the tears of adversity, and often assailed by the blight of ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Florence Lawrence ... Nellie Burton
Charles Inslee ... Jim Colt
Arthur V. Johnson ... The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson ... Dinner Guest
Charles Avery ... Dinner Guest
Kate Bruce
John R. Cumpson ... In Bar
Raymond Hatton ... In Bar (unconfirmed)
Anita Hendrie Anita Hendrie ... In Hospital
Jeanie Macpherson
David Miles ... Mexican
Owen Moore ... Dinner Guest / In Bar / In Hospital
Barry O'Moore ... Mexican (as Herbert Yost)
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Dinner Guest / In Bar
Herbert Prior ... Dinner Guest / In Bar
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A beautiful romance of a girl from the Golden West. Confidence is the flower grown from the seed of true friendship, watered by the tears of adversity, and often assailed by the blight of calumny. For as Shakespeare says', "be thou as chaste as ice, as pure as snow, thou shalt not escape calumny." So it was with little Nellie Burton, the orphan girl of the rancho, who budding into womanhood, realizes her position and appreciates the low brutal character of the habitués of the Dive, even discerning the true nature of her fancied sweetheart, Jim Colt, who was to say the least an unconscionable villain. Tiring of her present environments she decides to leave the place seek a nobler and higher life. To this end she makes her way eastward and applies for a position as nurse at a New York hospital, and we next find her engaged in that work of mercy "ministering to the sick." Her mild manners and pure nature impress the head surgeon, a man of eminence in his profession, to such an extent ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 April 1909 (USA) See more »

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Доверие See more »

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29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Confidence (1909)

*** (out of 4)

An orphan girl runs away from her troubled past to become a nurse. After a couple years she also marries a doctor but someone from her past shows up to blackmail her. The story is told very well throughout making this a nice little film. Griffith's storytelling abilities are certainly getting better in this later 1909 films compared to some of his earlier stuff.

Lucky Jim (1909)

*** (out of 4)

Jealous Jack loves Gertrude. Gertrude loves and marries Jim. Jim dies so Jack marries Gertrude. Even with Jim dead Jack can't help be jealous of him. Here's a Griffith short that's an early slapstick comedy and this is probably the best comedy I've seen from the director. The plot is simple enough but the slapstick manages to get several laughs with most coming from the abusive wife.


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