Under the Make-Up (1913)

Doing a turn daily in a music hall, Pierrot and Pierrette, have a bad struggle for existence. One night, during their performance, John Harrad happens into the theater. He is married to a ... See full summary »

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Laurence Trimble
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Cast

Cast overview:
Florence Turner ... Pierrette
Tom Powers ... Pierrot
Courtenay Foote ... Impressario
Sidney Cummings Sidney Cummings ... Little Boy
Florence Ashbrooke Florence Ashbrooke
Rose Tapley
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Doing a turn daily in a music hall, Pierrot and Pierrette, have a bad struggle for existence. One night, during their performance, John Harrad happens into the theater. He is married to a shrew and seeks pleasure elsewhere than his home. He is very much taken with Pierrette's dancing. His applause is so loud he attracts her attention. She bows to him in acknowledgment. He sends her a bunch of roses with his card asking if she is free to take dinner with him. Her life is a grind and she hungers for other associates. Her mind is disturbed by thoughts of her child and husband, but she finally consents to accompany Harrad. Their tastes and ideas arouse a mutual sympathy. He proposes that they go away together and forget the past. Such a proposition from a man of wealth confuses her, and distractedly she opens her handbag for her handkerchief, when she discovers in it a toy belonging to her little boy. The sight of it brings to her a realization of her obligation to her child and husband. ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Fresh enough to be intensely interesting
8 August 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Florence Turner has the leading part in this picture, but is not on the whole strongly supported. Yet, in spite of the weakness of her leading man, who is out of his depth in this particular role, she carries the audience with her through a strong situation that is fresh enough to be intensely interesting. Its great scene is a real tragedy seemingly enacted on a stage before an audience who accepts it as a drama and wildly applauds. Miss Turner plays Pierrette, and is appearing with Pierrot (Tom Powers), her husband. Pierrette fell in love with "the man in the box" (Courtney Foote) and was on the point of eloping, but comes on her baby's rag doll and decides to return. Pierrot has been told that she has gone. He is filling his act alone when Pierrette comes out on the stage. Both forget the presence of the audience. Larry Trimble is both author and producer and has made a picture he can take pride in. The photography is of good quality. - The Moving Picture World, March 15, 1913


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