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D W Griffith's THE SEALED ROOM (1909)


The Sealed Room

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The Sealed Room is an eleven minute film released in 1909 in film. Directed by D.W. Griffith, the film's cast included Arthur V. Johnson, Marion Leonard, Henry B. Walthall, Mary Pickford, and Mack Sennett. The film was also known as The Sealed Door. and Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado". The king constructs a cozy, windowless love-nest for himself and his concubine. However, she is not faithful to her sovereign, but consorts with the court troubadour. In fact, they use the king's new play chamber for their trysts. When the king discovers this, he sends for his masons. With the faithless duo still inside, the masons use stone and mortar to quietly seal the only door to the vault. The two lovers suffocate and the film ends.


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    Category:1909 films
    Category:1900s horror films
    Category:American silent short films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:American films
    Category:Films directed by D. W. Griffith
    Category:Films based on works by Edgar Allan Poe
    Category:Films based on works by Honoré de Balzac

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