Florence Lawrence


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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Florence Lawrence in Betrayed By A Handprint 1908 director DW Griffith 4

   Florence Lawrence