The Man from Outside (1913)

Burt and Albert are twin brothers, so exactly alike that no one is able to tell them apart. The only identifying mark is borne by Burt who has a particularly odd scar on his right wrist. ... See full summary »

Director:

Oscar Apfel

Writer:

Tom Gallon (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Irving Cummings ... Burt - the Good Brother / Albert - the Bad Brother (dual role)
Edith Lyle ... Lucille Dayton - Burt's Sweetheart
Ralph Lewis ... Dayton - Lucille's Father
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Burt and Albert are twin brothers, so exactly alike that no one is able to tell them apart. The only identifying mark is borne by Burt who has a particularly odd scar on his right wrist. The brothers both love Lucille Dayton, daughter of a wealthy stock broker. She prefers Burt and accepts his proposal. Albert is furious and sets about for some way in which he can dishonor his brother and win the girl himself. Finally he forges his own name to a check, and by appearing at his club, establishes an alibi and makes it appear as though Burt had passed the check. Burt is arrested and sent to jail. Lucille believes in him and vows to be faithful to him. His brother out of the way, Albert ruins the girl's father. The old man dies and the girl is left penniless to earn a living. Albert tells her that sooner or later she will come to him. He has her discharged from every position she manages to get. About this time Burt is released from jail and is unable to find either Lucille or his brother.... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1913 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Reliance Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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It carries the interest throughout
28 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This three-reel offering is remarkable for the ingenuity with which Irving Cummings plays the part of the twin brothers. So nicely is the dialogue and stage business timed that there is no hitch in the performance of the various scenes. The story is not a powerful one, except for the very dramatic moments in the last reel, but it carries the interest throughout. The brothers love the same girl, played by Edith Lyle. One of them, Burt, is a villain; the other, Albert, is beloved by the girl. In the forepart of the story, Burt forges his own signature and throws the blame on Albert, who is imprisoned. After Albert's release come the strongest scenes, wherein Burt dies of heart failure, and Albert assumes his place, letting no one know except the girl. A good offering. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913


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