A Puritan Romance

Daddy’s Double
B: Lloyd F. Lonergan. K: Blair Smith. D: Frank H. Crane, Fred Santley, Isabelle Daintry. P: Thanhouser Co. USA 1910
Print: British Film Institute (BFI)

“The rule at many other comedy-producing studios was that gags drove the film and story line was incidental. With the talent of Lloyd Lonergan, it was the other way around at Thanhouser from the very beginning. Daddy’s Double was the fourth release by the new studio.
Some minor camera tilting in the ladder scene, minor panning as necessary, and minor cross-cutting hint at the stylistic revolutions to come in the next few years.”