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Title The ocean waif.

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 40 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
digital
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 1916.
Summary Alice Guy-Blaché (French, 1873-1968), the world's first woman film director, made films for Gaumont in Paris (1896-1907), then had her own studio, the Solax Company in Fort Lee, New Jersey (1910-1914). After Solax ceased production, she became a director for hire and went to work for The International Film Service, owned by William Randolph Hearst. The plot of The Ocean Waif adheres closely to the Hearst agenda: a romantic story, plenty of pathos but no brutality, a likeable hero and an innocent young woman, and a suspenseful plot with a dramatic and happy ending ("the Mary Pickford school of narrative"). Blaché's parody of the Pygmalion-type love story gives equal screen time to each lover's point of view, but also skewers conventional class tropes. Doris Kenyon stars in the title role of an abused young woman who finds safety and eventually love in the arms of a famous novelist.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Romance films.
Pathos -- Drama.
Abused women -- Drama.
Genre/Form Silent films.
Added Author Guy, Alice, 1873-1968, director.
Kenyon, Doris, 1897-1979, actor.
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