United States USA Date:1912 Duration:18 min 30 sec Sound:NO SOUND
From " A Short Survey of The Film in America." On screen English text describing advances in film making in the early years of the motion picture. Description of the years 1908-1918 as pivotal years for American film makers DW Griffith, Thomas H. Ince, and Mack Sennett. On screen text describing DW Griffith's work, "The New York Hat." The actual film follows : Small town gossips scandalously link together the names of a minister and a girl when they discover that he has given her an expensive hat from New York. The turmoil abates when the minister produces the will of the girl's mother, in which he has been asked to buy the daughter "bits of finery."
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