Florence Lawrence and Arthur Johnson


Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring                             Arthur V. Johnson, Florence Lawrence
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      May 20, 1909
Country                             United States
Running time                    12 m.


"Resurrection" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith based on the novel Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of three of our stars: actress Florence Lawrence, actor Arthur V. Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

A rich man has a brief affair with his maid.  Years later he sees the girl, which has been reduced to poverty and crime.  The man feels guilt and remorse for his responsibility in the girl's fate.  Arthur V. Johnson and Florence Lawrence deliver very fine performances.



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Florence Lawrence in Resurrection 1909 director DW Griffith cinematographer Billy Bitzer 2

    Florence Lawrence