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The Girl in the Armchair
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché • 1912 • United States
Starring Blanche Cornwall, Mace Greenleaf
This drama about a gambling addict and the woman who loves him reveals Alice Guy Blaché to be a master of cinematic space as she skillfully stages action in the foreground and background of the frame and composes a striking nightmare sequence using dizzying superimpositions.