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An Unseen Enemy

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Director  D. W. Griffith
Screenplay  Edward Acker
Language  Silent
6.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Short, Thriller
Cinematography  Billy Bitzer
Country  United States
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Release date  September 9, 1912 (1912-09-09)
Cast  Lillian Gish (Eldest Daughter), Dorothy Gish (Youngest Daughter), Robert Harron (The Boyfriend), Elmer Booth (The Brother), Grace Henderson (The Maid), Harry Carey (The Safe Cracker)
Similar movies  Interstellar, Mad Max: Fury Road, Django Unchained, 2012, Pacific Rim, The Expendables

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An Unseen Enemy is a 1912 Biograph Company short silent film directed by D. W. Griffith, and was the first film to be made starring the actresses Lillian Gish and Dorothy Gish. A critic of the time stated that "the Gish sisters gave charming performances in this one-reel film". The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based at the beginning of the 20th century.


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  • Plot

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    A physician's death orphans his two adolescent daughters. Their older brother is able to convert some of the doctor's small estate to cash. It is late in the day, and with the banks closed he stores the money in his father's household safe. The slatternly housekeeper, aware of the money, enlists a criminal acquaintance to help crack the safe. They lock the daughters in an adjacent room, and the drunken housekeeper menaces them by brandishing a gun through a hole in the wall. The resourceful girls use the telephone to call their brother who has returned to town. He gets the message and organizes a rescue party.

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