The Call of the Wild (1908)

Genres - Western  |   Countries - United States  |  
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Synopsis by Hans J. Wollstein

A white girl (Florence Lawrence) rejects a proposal from an Indian brave (Charles Inslee) in this early one-reel Western melodrama directed by D. W. Griffith in Coytesville, New Jersey, in September of 1908. Despite the rejection, the Indian still comes to the girl's defense when she is abducted by his warring tribe. In her first year in films, Florence Lawrence was already the most popular among the Biograph Company's anonymous stock company players. By 1909, she was known the world over as "The Biograph Girl." This film is preserved in the paper print collection of the Library of Congress.