"The Girls and Daddy"
is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith. We have a whole
constellation of our stars taking part in this film: Billy Bitzer, Arthur V.
Johnson, Robert Harron and Florence Lawrence.
Billy Bitzer shares the
cinematography credit with Arthur Marvin. Arthur V. Johnson plays a policeman,
Robert Harron is a messenger and Florence Lawrence is the first daughter. D.W.
Griffith gets an acting credit as well, apart from the director's job. He is
somewhere in the ball scene, but it is difficult to spot him.
When their father leaves for business, Florence Lawrence and her sister become
the victims of two consecutive, but separate burglaries. Ironically, when they
seek help to counter the second more violent criminal, the only person
available is the first thief.
D.W. Griffith Cinematography by Billy Bitzer,
Arthur Marvin Starring
Florence Lawrence, Dorothy West, David
Miles, Arthur V. Johnson, Robert Harron Distributed by
Biograph Company Release date
February 1, 1909 Country
United States Running time
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