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Florence Lawrence with Gladys Egan and Harry Solter
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Arthur Marvin
Starring Marion Leonard, Harry Solter, Florence Lawrence, Gladys Egan
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date December 18, 1908
Country United States
Running time 8 m.
This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Florence Lawrence Rare Shorts".
"An Awful Moment" is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith featuring Florence Lawrence, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
After a judge (Harry Solter) does his job and sentences a man, a gypsy woman (Marion Leonard) erupts in vehement protests and has to be taken forcefully out of the courtroom. Later the gypsy follows the judge to his home and plots a vicious revenge on his wife (Florence Lawrence).
Apparently some scenes are missing and the continuity of the film is lacking, but let's be thankful for what we have and appreciate this early D.W. Griffith drama.
We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print. Many early D.W. Griffith films are only available in a paper print format, and we are all very lucky that they have survived the trials of time for us to enjoy.
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An Awful Moment
Harry Solter is the judge looking on as Marion Leonard delivers her vehement protests in "An Awful Moment" (1908), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Harry Solter is followed by Marion Leonard in "An Awful Moment" (1908), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Harry Solter is attacked by Marion Leonard in his home in "An Awful Moment" (1908), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence and Harry Solter have some quality time with their daughter in "An Awful Moment" (1908), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence watches as Harry Solter plays with their daughter in "An Awful Moment" (1908), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence and Harry Solter enjoy a holiday with their daughter in "An Awful Moment" (1908), directed by D. W. Griffith.
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