A Lodging for the Night (1912)

  |  Short, Romance

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Dick Logan, a young writer in search of local color, stops at a little border town in the Southwest and engages lodging at the Mexican Inn. Two tramps see the amount of money he has and ... See full summary »



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D.W. Griffith


George Hennessy

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14 November 2016 | deickemeyer
A picture to please thoroughly every kind of audience
A very tense and dramatic picture of the old Southwest. It gives a wild night's adventure of an American in and near a Mexican inn. Two men sat behind the reviewer. They seem to have knocked around a good deal. All through the reel, they kept making intelligent comments on it to each other. Their last remark was, "That's some picture." It is indeed full of good things, humor and humanity, and "some picture." The difference between romance and realism is that one is what the human heart wants and the other is what it gets it is only a rank pessimist who will say that, in real life, they never mix. This picture is a most remarkable mixture of both. 'The realism comes from the lively care not only in the development of the plot; but in the smallest matters too. The action reveals, for instance, little unexpected flashes of character. Plainly, it was made by a man who sees life with his eyes open, and is a picture to please thoroughly every kind of audience, a Saturday night feature. The camera work is excellent. - The Moving Picture World, May 25, 1912

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Short | Romance


Release Date:

9 May 1912



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California, USA

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