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Mary Pickford and James Kirkwood
Directed by D.W. Griffith
"The Renunciation" is a short Western drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
A young woman arrives in a mining village and immediately causes rivalry between two long-time friends. One of them renounces his claim to the girl to avoid fighting, but the other one is determined to settle all scores by force.
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Mary Pickford meets Harry Solter and James Kirkwood, who are instantly smitten in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Harry Solter makes designs for the pretty girl in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
James Kirkwood also makes designs for the pretty girl in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Harry Solter fails to make progress with Mary Pickford in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
James Kirkwood intervenes when Harry Solter tries to force his attentions on Mary Pickford in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
James Kirkwood puts down the gun, deciding that he won't fight with his old friend in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Harry Solter prepares for a fight as Mary Pickford watches in horror in "The Renunciation" (1909), directed by D. W. Griffith.
Mary Pickford and Harry Solter
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