Friday, September 7, 2012

One Touch of Nature - 1914

Country: United States
Language: English (intertitles)
Director: Ashley Miller
Writer: Courtney Ryley Cooper (story)
Stars: John Sturgeon, Elizabeth Miller and T. Tamamoto
Release Date: 8 August 1914 (USA)
Production Co: Edison Company
Runtime: 16 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short | Comedy
Mr. Bradley has been getting increasingly irritable, and today he is annoyed by everything, constantly snapping at the servants and at his wife. Then, as he is being driven by his chauffeur, the car stalls. Mr. Bradley becomes impatient with the chauffeur's repair work, and wanders off into a nearby woods. When he sees a boy fishing in a stream, he strikes up a conversation with him. Soon Mr. Bradley starts to think that a little time spent outdoors might be just what he needs to calm his nerves.
A copy of this film survives at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. 

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