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The Villain Still Pursued Her


Like Prohibition, Franklin-Blank Productions' The Villain Still Pursued Her is best regarded as a "noble experiment". Using the hoary old stage melodrama [[Feature~V149124~The Drunkard: or, the Fallen Saved~tombesduciel]] as its inspiration, the film is a contemptous send-up of all such Victorian mellers, its "serious" moments deliberately and broadly played for laughs. The tone is set at the beginning of the film, with master of ceremonies [[Performer~P26840~Billy Gilbert~billygilbert]] exhorting the...more