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A Girl's Folly (1917)

A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the ... See full summary »

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Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

Frances Marion (story and scenario), Maurice Tourneur (story and scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Robert Warwick ... Kenneth Driscoll
Doris Kenyon ... Mary Baker
June Elvidge ... Vivian Carleton
Jane Adair Jane Adair ... Mrs. Baker
Chester Barnett ... Johnny Applebloom
Johnny Hines ... Hank
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A restless young girl yearns to leave her rural environment and "get away from it all". One day she stumbles upon a film crew shooting a western near her home. She makes friends with the film's leading man, who encourages her to try her luck as an actress. So she leaves her small town and goes to the big city to break into the picture business. However, things don't turn out quite the way she planned. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

26 February 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Movie Romance See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA

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Paragon Films See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The shots of the behind-the-scenes life at a movie studio were shot at the studios of World Films in Fort Lee, NJ. See more »

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Where the movies flourish.
20 October 2001 | by joestillwellSee all my reviews

"A Girl's Folly" is a sort of half-comedy, half-mockumentary look at the motion picture business of the mid-1910's. We get a glimpse of life at an early movie studio, where we experience assembly of a set, running through a scene, handling of adoring movie fanatics, even lunch at the commissary. We are also privy to little known cinematic facts - for example, did you know that "Frequently, 'movie' actors do not know the plot of the picture in which they are working"?

The plot of this film in essence is movie star Kenneth Driscoll's discovery and romancing of a budding young starlet whom he discovers while shooting on location in the country. I believe the 30-minute version I watched was abridged, included on the same tape with Cecil B. De Mille's "The Cheat." It is a very credible film - an easy watch with a large cast of extras. As a bonus it includes some of best-illustrated captions I have ever seen accompanying a silent movie.


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