D. W. Griffith Director - Vol. #1

Stars: Arthur Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Robert Harron, Florence Lawrence, Mack Sennett
Director: D. W. Griffith
Runtime: 102 Minutes
Language: English subtitles - Music scores
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Rating: NR

Price: $14.95

D. W. Griffith Director
Vol. 1
(1908-1909)

11 early shorts directed by Griffith - 102 Minutes

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  1. The Adventures of Dollie - Release date July 14, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman Arthur Marvin. Cast: Arthur Johnson (Father); Linda Arvidson (Mother); ? (Dollie); Charles Inslee (Gypsy); Madeline West (Gypsy's wife).
  2. A Calamitous Elopement - Release date August 7, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameramen G. W. Bitzer and Arthur Marvin. Cast: Harry Solter (Frank); Linda Arvidson (Jennie); Charles Inslee (Her father); George Gebhardt (Bill, the thief); D. W. Griffith, ? (Policemen); Robert Harron (Bellboy); ? (Mover); ? (In police station). The street location is the Biograph Studio.
  3. Balked at the Alter - Release date August 25, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman Arthur Marvin. Cast: Mabel Stoughton (Old Maid); Arthur Johnson, George Gebhardt, Robert Harron, Linda Arvidson (supporting players).
  4. Betrayed by a Handprint - Release date September 1, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman Arthur Marvin. Cast: Florence Lawrence (Myrtle Vane); ? (Mrs. Wharton); Harry Solter (Mr. Wharton); George Gebhardt (The Palmister); Linda Arvidson (Maid); Mack Sennett (Butler); Gene Bauntier, Linda Arvidson (Party guest)
  5. Father Gets Into the Game - Release date October 10, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman G. W. Bitzer. Cast: Mack Sennett (Bill Wilkins); ? (Mrs. Wilkins); Harry Solter (Son); ? (Daughter); George Gebhardt (Professor Dyem); Charles Avery (Butler); George Gebhardt, Florence Lawrence (First couple); ? (Son's girlfriend); Charles Inslee (Clumsy waiter).
  6. Romance of a Jewess - Release date October 23, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman G. W. Bitzer. Cast: Florence Lawrence (Ruth Simonson); ? (Her father); George Gebhardt (Solomon Bimberg); Gladys Egan (The daughter); John R. Cumpson, Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, Mabel Stoughton (Customers); Arthur Johnson, Mack Sennett (In bookstore); Harry Solter (Rubinstein); Arthur Johnson (Matchmaker); Mack Sennett (Doctor).
  7. Song of the Shirt - Release date November 17, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman G. W. Bitzer. Cast: Florence Lawrence (Woman); Linda Arvidson (Dying woman); Robert Harron (Stock boy); Mack Sennett (Foreman); George Gebhardt, Mack Sennett (In office); Harry Solter (Employer); Arthur Johnson (Waiter); ? (Daisy Tuttle); Mack Sennett, Harry Solter (In second restaurant); George Gebhardt (Waiter). From the poem by Thomas Hood.
  8. Money Mad - Release date December 4, 1908. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman G. W. Bitzer. Cast: Charles Inslee (Miser); Mack Sennett (Man on the street); ? (Accosted girl); Harry Solter, George Gebhardt (Villains); Arthur Johnson, ? (Bank clerks); Mack Sennett, Florence Lawrence, Jeannie MacPherson (Bank customers); Florence Lawrence (Old hag). From the story "Just Meat" by Jack London.
  9. Those Awful Hats - January 25, 1909. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman G. W. Bitzer. Cast: Flora Finch, Linda Arvidson, Mack Sennett, Arthur Johnson, Florence Lawrence, John R. Cumpson, Anita Hendrie, George Gebhardt, Dorothy West, Charles Inslee, Robert Harron, Gertrude Robinson (In theatre). The only use of a traveling matte in a Griffith Biograph film. The film being projected is "At The Crossroads of Life".
  10. The Cord of Life - Release date January 28, 1909. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameramen G. W. Bitzer and Arthur Marvin. Cast: Charles Inslee (Galora); Marion Leonard (His Wife); George Gebhardt (Antonine); Anita Hendrie, David Miles, Florence Lawrence, Dorothy West, John R. Cumpson, Linda Arvidson (In tenement); Mack Sennett, Arthur Johnson, ? (policemen); Gertrude Robinson, Harry Solter (On street). Location is Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  11. The Curtain Pole - Release date February 15, 1909. Directed by D. W. Griffith. Cameraman G. W. Bitzer. Cast: Mack Sennett (M. Dupont); Harry Solter (Mr. Edwards); Florence Lawrence (Mrs. Edwards); Linda Arvidson, Jeannie MacPherson (Party planners); ? (Drinking partner); ? (Store owner); Linda Arvidson (Woman on street); ? ("Hick" couple); Arthur Johnson (In bar); George Gebhardt (Man in top hat); Jeannie MacPherson (Nurse with buggy); Arthur Johnson (Vegetable vendor); Arthur Johnson (Party guest); ? Maid. Story by G. W. Bitzer.