Harry Carey and Claire McDowell in The Wanderer 1913 cinematographer Billy Bitzer 00

    Harry Carey and Claire McDowell

Directed by                       unknown (see NOTE below)
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             Harry Carey, Claire McDowell, Charles Hill Mailes
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                       May, 1913
Country                             United States
Running time                    10 m.


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"The Wanderer" is a short drama.  The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.

A man apparently loses all interest in life and starts wandering around. His useless existence is interrupted for one day, when a woman gives him food and he finds a way to repay her.



All film sites cite a film "The Wanderer" (1913) directed by D.W. Griffith and starring Henry B. Walthall as the Wanderer, who also plays a flute. As you can see, in our film there is no flute and Henry B. Walthall does not act.

The film that we show matches the description of "Olaf - An Atom" (1913) directed by Anthony O’Sullivan, also a Biograph Company production, and starring Harry Carey. 

The opening titles show "The Wanderer" and we will leave it as it is.  When and if a film shows up with the title "The Wanderer" (1913) directed by D.W. Griffith starring Henry B. Walthall as the Wanderer, we will revisit this issue and clarify the mystery.


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