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

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"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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