reel of 960 feet, April 5, 1910)
Print source: British Film Institute, 15
minutes 42 seconds.
Scenario by Lloyd F. Lonergan. Photographed by Blair
Cast: Frank H. Crane (Daddy), Fred
Santley (Daddy’s double), Isabelle Daintry.
Original music composed and performed by
Raymond A. Brubacher.
comedy about a foiled elopement and assumed identity shows the importance of
a carefully worked out scenario for narrative flow.
The rule at many other
comedy-producing studios was that gags drove the film and story line was
incidental. With the talent of Lloyd Lonergan, it was the other way around
at Thanhouser from the very beginning. Daddy’s Double was the fourth
release by the new studio.
camera tilting in the ladder scene, minor panning as necessary, and minor
cross-cutting hint at the stylistic revolutions to come in the next few
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