Tuesday, December 25, 2012

The Ex-Convict - 1904

Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Writers: Robert Hilliard (play), Edwin Holland (play)
Release Date: December 1904 (USA)
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Discouragement | Punctuation In Title | Employment Discrimination | Ex Convict | Sick Child  |  Rescue Of Child | Based On Play
Genres: Drama | Short 
A former convict, now released from prison, is determined to support his wife and child. But with no references, and a past that can be used against him, he has little success in finding work. Even amidst his discouragement, on one occasion he bravely saves a young girl from being run over. But when his luck continues to be bad, he gradually becomes desperate, and he begins to wonder if he may need to return to his old ways after all.
Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) (Video) - The entire film is included on the DVD

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