Out from the Shadow (1911)

Short, Drama

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Since the death of their only child Mrs. Vane gives herself up to morbid grief, to the neglect of her husband, herself and household duties. She sits continually weeping over the child's ... See full summary »

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2 April 2016 | deickemeyer
It shows in the producer the eye of a master scene maker
It is the freshly charming acting and the perfect photography of pretty scenes and costumes that make this society drama acceptable. The story would be pleasing, too, if it hung together, but it most certainly does not. The producer's failure to make the story hang together doesn't keep it from being convincing as a whole. The skill he has shown in selecting players to present the different characters and the sincere acting of these players only serve to make a glaring spectacle of the picture's great shortcoming. The man's wife is moping for her dead baby and it happens that he meets another young woman, emancipated but very attractive. Her growing power over him is understandable. The wife wakes up to the situation when it seems too late. The climax comes at a dance (a beautiful scene) and it is here that the story falls down. The hostess who gives the dance knows the situation. The wife comes and is received. The husband comes with the other woman and is admitted; just think of it. Of course this reviewer cannot affirm that they would be turned away, but he doesn't think that the hostess would hold out her hand to them. In coming together, the two showed more brass than fate usually gives to two individuals. The acting of the whole picture, with no break, is very fine indeed. The young wife is the "little school teacher" of a former picture; one might call her the Maud Adams of the photoplay screen. Very commendable is the acting of the interloper also, and the girlfriend of the wife's. In the scene where she stands smiling at the worried interloper her work is very commendable. In fact, the whole film is full of such fine details as that little play; it shows in the producer the eye of a master scene maker. - The Moving Picture World, August 19, 1911


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3 August 1911



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