The Adventures of Dollie

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The Adventures of Dollie
Directed by D. W. Griffith
G. W. Bitzer
Written by Stanner E.V. Taylor
Starring Arthur V. Johnson
Cinematography Arthur Marvin
Release dates
  • July 14, 1908 (1908-07-14)
Running time 12 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

The Adventures of Dollie is a 1908 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith. It was Griffith's debut film as a director. A print of the film survives in the Library of Congress film archive.[1] The film tells the story of a young girl who, after being kidnapped by a gypsy peddler, ends up trapped in a barrel as it floats downriver toward a waterfall.


On a beautiful summer day a father and mother take their daughter Dollie on an outing to the river. The mother refuses to buy a gypsy's wares. The gypsy tries to rob the mother, but the father drives him off. Later the gypsy returns and kidnaps Dollie while her parents are distracted. A rescue crew is organized, but the gypsy hides the girl in a barrel and escapes in his wagon. As the wagon crosses the river, the barrel falls into the water. Still sealed in the barrel, Dollie is swept downstream in dangerous currents. A boy who is fishing in the river finds the barrel, and Dollie is reunited safely with her parents.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Adventures of Dollie". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-04-03. 

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