The Broken Doll (1910)

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When an Indian is found cruelly murdered, the tribe begins to plan for a revenge attack against the nearby white settlement in this typical one-reel Biograph melodrama directed by D. W. Griffith in the wilds of Coytesville, New Jersey. A little Indian girl Gladys Egan who had earlier been given a doll by her white playmate, warns the settlement of the impending Indian attack. No longer taken by surprise, the settlement is able to beat off their attackers, but the little Indian girl is among the lost. The Broken Doll is preserved in the paper print collection of the Library of Congress.