Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Oath and The Man- 1910

From IMBD:
Griffith short has Henry B. Walthall playing a perfume shop owner who one days gets a visit from a French Nobleman. The Nobleman smells a lovely young woman's scent and invites her to a party but this woman just happens to be the owner's wife. The wife goes with the Nobleman but the husband doesn't do anything until the French Revolution comes around and he sees his shot at revenge.

A commenter states:
The scenes at the very end are from the "official" footage of Griffith, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin celebrating the forming of United Artists in 1919, an independent distribution company that released their individual films while retaining their rights to them. The company outlived all of them, even though it's a "component" of SONY these days.

Thanks to TV Days.