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The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (1914)

Episode 1: "The Perfect Truth" The day after Dolly Desmond had startled the community with the excellence of her graduation oration, Bobby North, a reporter on the local paper, suggested ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Walter Edwin

Writer:

Acton Davies
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Fuller ... Dolly Desmond
Yale Boss ... Daddy - the Office Boy
Charles Ogle ... James Malone
Gladys Hulette
William West
Edwin Clarke Edwin Clarke
Richard Neill ... High Officer of the Secret Society [Ch. 5]
Warren Cook Warren Cook ... Mr. Cambridge
Miriam Nesbitt ... Mrs. Cambridge
Dan Mason
Duncan McRae Duncan McRae ... Count de Rochepierre
Carlton S. King
Harry Beaumont
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton ... James Bolliver
Florence Coventry Florence Coventry ... Mrs. Winslow
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Episode 1: "The Perfect Truth" The day after Dolly Desmond had startled the community with the excellence of her graduation oration, Bobby North, a reporter on the local paper, suggested that it would be a good idea for her to write stories and things for his paper. Dolly was delighted with the idea, and started at once to put it into effect. She decided to write a story, which, although ostensibly fictional, should actually give a truthful picture of life about her as she saw it. After a week of hard work, which involved much burning of midnight oil and much weariness for the fair young authoress, the masterpiece was finished. The editor was delighted with it. It was published under the title, "The Perfect Truth: A Story of Real Life" and, at Dolly's request, the name of the author was omitted. On the afternoon of the publication of the story, the Ladies' Home Sewing Guild was engaged in its customary routine of languid needlework and somnolent gossip. One of the members began to ...

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dolly of the Dailies See more »

Company Credits

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Edison Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Long believed lost forever, one of the episodes ("The Chinese Fan", the fifth edition) in this serial was discovered in 2010, stored in the New Zealand film archive. See more »

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A delightful little comedy
5 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

The first of "Dolly of the Dailies" series by Acton Davies, and is a delightful little comedy picture. Its humor springs cool and fresh from below the surface of things and it is played so that even its peculiar characters are human and good company. Its best characters are very attractive. William West, as Dolly's father, couidn't be improved upon, while both Dolly, herself (Mary Fuller) and Bobby (Edwin Clark) are excellently chosen and excite lively interest. The story that Dolly writes for the town newspaper, giving away the "perfect truth" about the village people, stirs them up and makes them exemplify it for us in an amusing way. The incident makes a self-contained story and we are left longing to know what the bright girl's further adventure are to be. Walter Edwin produced it. - The Moving Picture World, February 14, 1914


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