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Robert Harron is seen behind the dancer
Directed by Wallace McCutcheon
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Starring D.W. Griffith, Robert Harron
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date March 13, 1908
Country United States
Running time 6 m.
This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.
"Her First Adventure" is a short crime drama. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer. A very young Robert Harron appears as an extra in the crowd.
A little girl strays away from home, attracted by street performers. As they move on, so does the girl. Upon discovering her absence the father starts a chase led by the family dog.
The film is notable for two facts: first, for the acting performance of D.W. Griffith as the father, and second, for being the earliest film with the Biograph "AB" logo, posted on the piano, to discourage film piracy.
We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print. Many early 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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Her First Adventure
D.W. Griffith hugs his daughter in "Her First Adventure" (1908), cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
The girl strays away in "Her First Adventure" (1908), cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron is seen behind the dancer in "Her First Adventure" (1908), cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
The Biograph "AB" logo is seen on the piano with Robert Harron's face to the left in "Her First Adventure" (1908), cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
D.W. Griffith starts a chase in "Her First Adventure" (1908), cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
D.W. Griffith leads the chase in "Her First Adventure" (1908), cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
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