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Blanche Sweet is rescued from a fate worse than death in 1912 silent film "The Lesser Evil"

[From Paramount Screen Souvenirs #6, 1932] [with added VO humorous narration throughout, not part of original movie] Film clip is from D. W. Griffith's "The Lesser Evil", 1912 / Title card: "Grandpa almost swallowed his chewing gum watching a gallant smuggler save Blanche Sweet from worse that death in "the Nick of Time" / young woman (Blanche Sweet) is pushed into ship cabin as she is chased by a gang on smugglers on deck / gunfight on deck / woman listens at cabin door / woman brings another gun to the captain (Alfred Paget), who is trying to help her / gunfight continues / Paget and Sweet lock themselves in cabin / eight men fight at cabin door / inside cabin, Paget and Sweet find there is only one bullet left in gun / Paget holds gun to Sweet's head and is prepared to shoot her rather than let the mob have her / three men on dock run towards ship / Paget holds gun up to Sweet's head again / small boat with seven men in it rush toward ship / men from small boat rush ship and rescue woman, led by her sweetheart (Edwin August) / Paramount Pictures logo with "The End" and VO "Auld Lang Syne"
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Clip #:
Sherman Grinberg Library
Date created:
01 January, 1932
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United States
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QuickTime 10-bit ProRes 422 (HQ) HD 1920x1080 23.98p
Originally shot on:
35mm B/W Neg
Sherman Grinberg Library
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