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Owen Moore and David Miles
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by Frank E. Woods, from the play by Françoise Coppée
Cinematography G.W. Bitzer
Starring David Miles, Mary Pickford, Owen Moore, Mack Sennett, Arthur V. Johnson
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date June 7, 1909
Running time 12 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
"The Violin Maker of Cremona" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of our star Billy Bitzer. Arthur V. Johnson gets an acting credit, but it is difficult to spot him.
The annual contest for the best violin turns serious when the winner is promised the hand of the town's beauty.
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The Violin Maker of Cremona
Mary Pickford talks to David Miles in "The Violin Maker of Cremona" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Arthur V. Johnson shows up at the party with a maid in "The Violin Maker of Cremona" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Owen Moore and David Miles have an argument in "The Violin Maker of Cremona" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
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