Robert Harron


Directed by               D. W. Griffith
Produced by             Biograph Company
Scenario by               D. W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods        
Starring                     Robert Harron, Mae Marsh, Wilfred Lucas
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer
Distributed by           The General Film Company, Incorporated
Release date               July 11, 1912
Running time             11 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


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"Man's Genesis", A Psychological Comedy Founded on Darwin's Theory of the Genesis of Man, is a short prehistoric drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.


Weakhands (Robert Harron) is not popular with the prehistoric ladies in an epoch of human history when only strong muscles decide social hierarchy.  He is constantly bullied by Bruteforce (Wilfred Lucas), who enslaves his girlfriend Lilywhite (Mae Marsh).  Weakhands is left alone in his cave, but his superior brain produces a weapon, which turns his fortunes around.


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   Robert Harron


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