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Arthur V. Johnson
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring Arthur V. Johnson, Linda Arvidson, Florence Lawrence, Charles Inslee, Robert Harron
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date September 22, 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.
"Where Breakers Roar" is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith. We have a whole constellation of our stars taking part in this film: Billy Bitzer, Arthur V. Johnson, Robert Harron and Florence Lawrence.
A frolicking company on the beach is stunned when a madman shows up out of nowhere, kidnaps one of the girls and takes her away on a boat in the sea.
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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Where Breakers Roar
Arthur V. Johnson is happy to meet his date in "Where Breakers Roar" (1908) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Robert Harron looks on from the left as Florence Lawrence shows up with a noisy company in "Where Breakers Roar" (1908) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence leads the merry crowd to the beach in "Where Breakers Roar" (1908) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Arthur V. Johnson enjoys a moment with Linda Arvidson in "Where Breakers Roar" (1908) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Linda Arvidson is kidnapped by Charles Inslee in "Where Breakers Roar" (1908) directed by D. W. Griffith.
Florence Lawrence leads the merry crowd to the beach
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