Arthur V Johnson in Where Breakers Roar 1908 director DW Griffith 00 

   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.


Click to enlarge:

Florence Lawrence in Where Breakers Roar 1908 director DW Griffith 05 

   Florence Lawrence leads the merry crowd to the beach


Attention please.

Registration and donation are required to watch the films part of the series 'Hidden Gems'. Please complete the steps in the article 'Gems for Donation' before proceeding.

Registered users who made the required donation please click here to watch this gem.


Below is a short preview of the film.