Fun Size Review: The Doll-House Mystery (1915)

A doting father with a criminal record just wants to go straight after a stint in prison but life has other plans… This sounds like the hook of a film noir but this is really a WWI-era short film.

The resolution is a bit pat and naive but the gritty tone, daring stunt work and stylish direction from brothers Sidney and Chester Franklin make this picture one worth seeing.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

It turns out that the alleged theft was committed by a small child who didn’t know what she was doing. Forgiveness all around.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: Lemon Self-Saucing Pudding. You can’t deny it has a certain pizzazz.

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