Created in 1909, The Lonely Villa is yet another DW Griffith Creation. Like many other short films, this one focuses on the idea of crime and robbery. A gang gets a man to leave his home, and they proceed to rob his wife and children. They, however, lock themselves in a room in hopes to stay safe. When the man realizes what is happening, it is a race to get to the thieves before they get inside the locked room. Despite being a mere 8 minutes, the story is filled with suspense throughout. The film seemed to be the original ‘Panic Room,’ a 2002 feature with an incredibly similar story. This only proves that Griffith’s storytelling abilities would still be viable in the modern day.
The Lonely Villa