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Marion Leonard and Mary Pickford
Directed by D.W. Griffith
"Lonely Villa" is a short crime drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
Robert Harron, Arthur V. Johnson and Florence Lawrence all get credit for the film, but it is difficult to spot them.
A group of criminals planning a robbery manages to lure the father of the family out of the house. In his absence they make their move, but the mother and her three daughters barricade themselves behind a solid door. Suspense builds up as the thieves try to force the door while the mother calls her husband for help.
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A band of thieves plan a burglary in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
David Miles, Mary Pickford, Marion Leonard and two younger daughters enjoy a quiet time in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
David Miles and Marion Leonard look at the letter he received in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
Marion Leonard and Mary Pickford are scared as the criminals try to enter the house in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
Marion Leonard and Mary Pickford try to block the door in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
Marion Leonard calls for help as Mary Pickford tries to calm her younger sisters in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
The burglars try to force the door open in "Lonely Villa" (1909) , directed by D. W. Griffith.
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