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Ed Hanford in Hypocrites / Eleanor's Catch

Hypocrites / Eleanor's Catch

1915 NR

Forward-thinking director Lois Weber spins two controversial morality tales in 1914's Hypocrites and 1916's Eleanor's Catch. In Hypocrites, an art-loving priest is stoned to death for placing a nude statue in the town square; the statue then comes to life whenever one of the townsfolk acts hypocritically. Eleanor's Catch tells of a woman from the slums turning the tables on a neighborhood thug who's taken advantage of her boyfriend's absence.