Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The House of Cards - 1909


Country: United States
Language: English
Director: Edwin S. Porter
Writer: Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Mary Fuller, Marc McDermott and Herbert Prior
Release Date: 10 December 1909 (USA)
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Runtime: 16 min
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Genres: Short | Drama | Western
The rancher whom Tom works for has entrusted Tom with a bag of gold to take to the bank. But on arriving at the bank, Tom finds that it is closed for the day. It is not long before Tom is lured into a game of cards, and loses the rancher's money. Soon there is a warrant out for Tom's arrest on a charge of embezzlement, and his situation becomes increasingly desperate.
Connections
Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) (Video) - The entire film is included on the DVD 

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