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"The Musketeers of Pig Alley" is a short crime drama. This film
illustrates the work of actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer,
stars of Silent Hall of Fame.
"The Musketeers of Pig Alley" is the first gangster film in
history. It has some excellent acting by a very strong cast and a lot of
suspense. The film is also a predecessor of what would become known a
quarter of a century later as "the film noir".
In 2016 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry
as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically
D.W. Griffith Produced by
Biograph Company Cinematography
Billy Bitzer Starring
Elmer Booth, Lillian Gish, Robert Harron Distributed by
The General Film Company Release date
October 31, 1912 Running time
17 min. Country
United States Language
Silent, English intertitles
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