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Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring Florence Lawrence
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date September 1, 1908
Country United States
Running time 11 m.
"Betrayed by a Handprint" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actress Florence Lawrence and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
A society woman loses her money at cards and decides to break even by stealing some jewelry. Unfortunately for her, she is quickly caught after leaving incriminating evidence at the scene of the crime.
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Betrayed by a Handprint
Florence Lawrence is one unlucky card loser in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence suffers as everybody else wants to party in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence is temporarily distracted from her sorrow in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence sees something that gives her a risky idea in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence won't lose everything without a fight in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence breaks into another woman's room in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence is exposed as the thief and begs for mercy in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence meets the other woman again in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence rejects an offer to play some more cards in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence is forgiven in "Betrayed By A Handprint" (1908), director D.W. Griffith.
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