Saturday, December 29, 2012

The White Caps - 1905

Country: United States
Language: English
Directors: Wallace McCutcheon, Edwin S. Porter
Stars: Kate Toncray, John R. Cumpson and Arthur V. Johnson
Release Date: September 1905 (USA)
Filming locations: Demarest, New Jersey, USA; Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA
Production Co: Edison Manufacturing Company
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Abused Wife | Vigilantism | Chase
Genres: Drama | Short
Two members of a vigilante group known as 'The White Caps' post a warning sign on a man's home. When the man comes home, he tears down the sign, and then proceeds to abuse his wife both verbally and physically. As soon as she can get away from him, the wife leaves home with her child to find a place of refuge. When the vigilantes find out about this, they arm themselves with rifles and immediately go to confront the abusive husband.  
Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) (Video) - The entire film is included on the DVD

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