What Shall We Do with Our Old? (1911)

  |  Drama, Short

An elderly carpenter is told by a doctor that his wife is seriously ill. Soon afterwards, an insensitive shop foreman lays him off from his job because of his age. Unable to find work, and ... See full summary »


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14 July 2019 | lee_eisenberg
| it ain't easy being old
One of D.W. Griffith's early movies looks at the trials and tribulations of aging. When a man gets fired and can't find a new job, he resorts to crime (does that make it a precursor to "Fun with Dick and Jane"?). Because "What Shall We Do with Our Old?" is from cinema's infancy, the production value won't be what we're used to, but it's a respectable effort. Available on YouTube.

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