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an early view into what would become the thriller - an interesting piece by now, from which you can see key scenes of the genre unfold, taking & transforming the original scenes.
the only downside is the kleinbürgerliche plot
Cross-cutting for the purposes of narrative tension two years before Birth of a Nation - and directed by a woman
Gotta agree with another commenter; pull 'Phillips Smalley' out. This is Lois' movie. Quite a few innovative choices in terms of shot composition here, as well as a decent score.
beware! the tramps are lurking around your innocent wives and infants! - what a ridiculous story... whatever the technical or other achievments, the plot just ruined it for me totally.
Pull "Phillipps Smalley" out of the credits list for this film! Another instance of the anti-feministic values of the time which tried to lessen Lois Weber's contributions to the film.
I have seen $100-million action movies that have not had a car chase as well shot as the one in this short. Also more movies need triangular split screens.