Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Typewriter drivers should be licensed, like chauffeurs. One reckless unlicensee declared that the cavalry charge in "The Lamb" - feature offering of the first Triangle bill - surpassed the terrific ride of the clans, in "The Birth of the Nation." Others acclaimed the play a worthy second to the Griffith drama.
Here's what "The Lamb" really is, it seems to me: a rollicking, typically American melodrama, presenting Douglas Fairbanks, one of America's best known, best liked and most continually agreeable stage personalities. Improbable - quite, and to one who knows the desert, just a little bit absurd when one is asked to believe it. Comparing "The Birth of a Nation" and "The Lamb" is like comparing Blazac and one of our popular story-writers of today; it's so unfair to today's man.
Gatling-gun fire is not the essence of thrill, any more than gunfire on the bass-drum is the essence of dramatic emotion.
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