Arthur V. Johnson and Florence Lawrence


Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring                             Florence Lawrence, Arthur V. Johnson
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      April 15, 1909
Country                             United States
Running time                    12 m.


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


A young woman escapes from her troubled life in a bar to become a nurse. Two years later she is happily married when someone from her past recognizes her and starts a repeated blackmail for money. Her husband (Arthur Johnson) eventually finds out about her predicament and has a choice to make: either reject his wife or throw away the blackmailer.



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Florence Lawrence in Confidence 1909 director DW Griffith 10 

   Florence Lawrence