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The Lonely Villa (1909)





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Mr. and Mrs. Cullison and their three daughters live in a beautiful, large home out in the country. When Mr. Cullison is called away, leaving his wife and daughters alone in the house, a gang of thieves break in and threaten the family. When his car breaks down, not far from the house, Mr. Cullison calls home and discovers that his family is in terrible danger. He alerts the local police and with them, he races to the rescue, arriving just in time to thwart the burglars, and save his family.


David Miles
as Robert Cullison
Marion Leonard
as Mrs. Robert Cullison
Gladys Egan
as One of the Cullison Children
Mary Pickford
as One of the Cullison Children
Adele De Garde
as One of the Cullison Children
James Kirkwood
as Among Rescuers
Mack Sennett
as The Butler
Owen Moore
as A Burglar
Charles Avery
as At the Inn
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All Critics (2)

This early silent short film by Griffith, possibly the first to introduce the sub-genre of 'home invasion', adapted from André de Lorde's work, captivates me with the story of the bourgeois family being stalked by thieves. [Full review in Spanish]

August 4, 2020 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

We really felt inclined to kick that burglar man for so unceremoniously stripping the jewels from this fair lady's neck. Lonely Villa is another Biograph success.

August 4, 2020 | Full Review…

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