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Dorothy West and Henry Walthall
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by Emmett C. Hall
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Starring Dorothy West, Clara T. Bracy, Henry B. Walthall, George Nichols
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date September 26, 1910
Running time 13 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
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.
"Rose O' Salem-Town" is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith. This film illustrates the work of our star cinematographer Billy Bitzer. Arthur Johnson also gets credit, but it is difficult to spot him.
"Rose O' Salem Town" deals with religious fanaticism and how it is sometimes used to settle personal accounts.
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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Dorothy West and Henry Walthall fall in love at first glance in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Dorothy West rejects the unwanted advances of George Nichols in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Dorothy West and her mother are about to be arrested for alleged witchcraft in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Henry Walthall sees Dorothy West being thrown in jail and springs into action in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Dorothy West protests in vain during her court martial in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Henry Walthall gets help from his friends the Mohawk Indians in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Religious fanatics and puritans cheer as Dorothy West is prepared to burn alive in "Rose O'Salem-Town" (1910), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
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