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Book Title: Nicholas Nickleby|
Directors: George Nichols
Genre: Drama, Short
Release Date: 1912-03-19
Stars: Harry Benham,Mignon Anderson,Frances Gibson
IMDb Rating: 6.3
Full movie description "Nicholas Nickleby":The impoverished widow Mrs. Nickleby takes lodgings in the house of Miss La Creevy on the Strand, together with her adult children Nicholas and Kate. She asks her brother-in-law, the wealthy Ralph Nickleby, to help her son find employment. Nicholas is soon hired as an assistant at Mr. Squeers's Academy in Dotheboys Hall outside London. When he sees Mr. Squeers flogging the pupils, he tries to stop it, gets into a fight with the school master, and is fired. Back in London he finds his sister Kate being insulted by her uncle's friends. When Nicholas objects, Ralph Nickleby orders him to leave London. Otherwise the uncle will stop providing for the mother and the sister. Nicholas joins Crummlers' Theatrical Company as an actor, and is a huge success as Romeo. He returns to London to stop the continuing sexual harassments of his sister. When he finds employment with the Cheeryble Brothers, the family isn't dependent on Ralph Nickleby anymore. Nicholas falls in love with Madeline Bray, who...
Reviews of the Nicholas NicklebyYou've probably never heard of the Thanhouser Company, nor any of the cast of this film, and if you've heard of the director, George Nichols, it was because a couple of years later he directed several of Chaplin's early movies. But in its heyday, the Thanhouser company was a major force in the advance of the arts of movie making, and this two-reel version of Dickens' novel is not only an exemplar of their art, it is a highly watchable and understandable version of the Dickens novel that is usually presented as a sprawling mini-series or an eight-hour stage show. The sets are elaborate, the costumes perfect, the actors interesting and the titles work absolutely correctly to link together the scenes into a satisfying whole.
Thanhouser had a rocky history. Within a year its founder was kicked out and the company absorbed into the Mutual conglomerate that absorbed Ince, Griffith and Sennett. Its methods were too expensive, its techniques too advanced to make it quite the moneymaker that more conservative methods might have. But the results can be seen: compare this with the "Famous Players in Famous Plays" that were being done at the same time: little more than filmed, stage-bound highlights of theater performances. This is a movie that, more than 90 years later can be watched with enjoyment. What more can you ask?
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