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A Vitagraph Romance (1912)

"Senator Carter's daughter leaves home and enters the employ of the Vitagraph Company as an actress. After waiting wistfully for her return, Senator Carter passes a theatre one day and sees... See full summary »

Director:

James Young

Writer:

James Young (scenario)
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Cast overview:
James Morrison ... Charles Mackay - a Young Author - Caroline's Sweetheart
Clara Kimball Young ... Caroline - the Senator's Daughter
Edward Kimball ... Senator Carter of Montana
Flora Finch ... Principal of Miss Flint's Seminary
James Young ... James Young
Florence Turner ... Florence Turner
J. Stuart Blackton ... J. Stuart Blackton
Maurice Costello ... Maurice Costello
Edith Storey ... Edith Storey
Lillian Walker ... Lillian Walker
Albert E. Smith ... Albert E. Smith
Ruth Owen Ruth Owen ... Ruth Owen
William T. Rock William T. Rock ... William T. Rock
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"Senator Carter's daughter leaves home and enters the employ of the Vitagraph Company as an actress. After waiting wistfully for her return, Senator Carter passes a theatre one day and sees his daughter featured in one the "Movies." He goes to the studio and after being shown through the plant he finds his daughter and reconciliation takes place. Besides being an interesting drama, the picture shows in detail the entire plant of the Vitagraph Company." SOURCE: newspaper advertisement (March 07,1913) Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1912 (USA) See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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I Wanna Be in Pictures
15 May 2016 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When Clara Kimball Young meets a handsome writer on Coney Island, her father the Senator orders her to break it off. However, when she becomes a screen star for Vitagraph, he cannot but agree to the match.

While today we seem to hold people who are young and good looking enough to be worthy of discoursing on any subject they wish, because we see them on the movie screen and this makes them very intelligent, this is a new idea. A century ago to be an actress was to be thought likely a whore, and movie actors were deemed to be incompetent of that. So Vitagraph, with its often charming quaintness when it came to ideas of romance, offered this as a charming corrective. It's a pleasing trifle and pleasantly done in a dozen minutes.


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