Arthur Johnson

Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             Barry O’Moore, Linda Arvidson, Arthur Johnson, Robert Harron
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      February 8, 1909
Country                             United States
Running time                    7 m.

The film is a short drama based on the poem “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe.  It is included in our program to illustrate the work of our stars Arthur V. Johnson, Robert Harron and Billy Bitzer.

Arthur Johnson plays the role of the first publisher, who rejects the poem.  A 15 y.o. Robert Harron plays the doorman, who directs the visitor to the right person. Strangely, no movie site gives Robert Harron credit for this film, so we will correct this overlook and include "Edgar Allan Poe" in his filmography.



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 Robert Harron in Edgar Allan Poe 1909 director DW Griffith cinematographer Billy Bitzer

   Robert Harron