The House of Darkness (1913)

  |  Short, Drama


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A potentially violent patient in an insane asylum is calmed when he hears a nurse playing the piano. But shortly afterwards he breaks free, eludes his pursuers, and acquires a gun. He soon ... See full summary »

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Director:

D.W. Griffith

Writer:

Jere F. Looney

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4 September 2017 | deickemeyer
The players had no real chance
The "house" referred to in the title is lunacy which metaphorically is considered as a dwelling. There is some story, but it is slight and, as for ourselves, it left us absolutely cold. Because from the arrangements, stage setting, and the action that went before, it was too plainly shown, at the climax, what the outcome was going to be. There is but little suspense. The photography is without much quality. The players had no real chance, but furnish the offering's sole interest. - The Moving Picture World, May 24, 1913

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Genres

Short | Drama

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Release Date:

10 May 1913

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

California, USA

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