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His Sister-In-Law (1910)

Eva and Blanche are two orphan sisters who live with their aunt. They are inseparable, each apparently living for the other. They vow that come what will they will never separate. However, ... See full summary »

Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

Maie B. Havey (as M.B. Havey)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lottie Pickford ... Eva
Gladys Egan ... Blanche - Eva's Sister
Edward Dillon ... John - Eva's Sweetheart
Claire McDowell ... The Maiden Aunt
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... The Minister
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy ... The Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Barker
Kate Bruce
Joseph Graybill
Guy Hedlund ... Wedding Guest
Harry Hyde Harry Hyde ... Wedding Guest
J. Jiquel Lanoe J. Jiquel Lanoe ... Wedding Guest
Henry Lehrman ... Wedding Guest
Jeanie Macpherson ... Wedding Guest
Owen Moore
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Eva and Blanche are two orphan sisters who live with their aunt. They are inseparable, each apparently living for the other. They vow that come what will they will never separate. However, when Eva, the eldest, is betrothed to Jack, Blanche, who is but ten years old, seriously objects, fearing that Eva's marriage would surely be the means of their parting one from the other. The wedding takes place and Eva declares that Blanche shall live with her and her husband. It went well until Jack realized that Blanche was dividing Eva's attentions, and in consequence became very much annoyed, despite his endeavors to feel thoroughly satisfied with conditions. Jack finds a third person not so pleasant, and Blanche's solicitation of Eva's attentions occasions several serious quarrels, and she begins to feel that she is in the way. On one occasion, when their tiff is rather more stormy than usual, Blanche is an unseen spectator. The poor little girl now realizes the truth and then decides to go ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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melodrama | See All (1) »

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1910 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Westfield, New Jersey, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In fact, there is no story
11 October 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Two sisters love each other very much. They vow that nothing will separate them, but the elder one gets married and although the little one is invited to make her home with the voting couple she finds herself very much in the way and returns to her aunt. Not much of a story; in fact, there is no story, and that is just where this picture silhouettes itself out from the usual thing and gives us the consoling thought that the era of the picture is not on the wane and the illimitable field of subjects has yet been barely scratched. Yes, there is still hope when a picture maker can take up such a threadbare theme and build upon it a twenty minutes' panorama of human emotions so deftly portrayed and so enthralling that at the end the blasé audience in the old Union Square Theater breaks into loud applause. There is no straining after effect, simply skillful portrayal and natural action. Only in the closing scene is there any strong appeal to the emotions, when the lonesome child discovers the baby in her sister's arms and is requested to stay with the new playmate. It is a beautiful picture. - The Moving Picture World, December 31, 1910


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