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Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer
Starring Guy Hedlund, George Nichols, Kate Bruce, Jack Pickford, Robert Harron
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date August 29, 1910
Country United States
Running time 13 m.
"The Modern Prodigal", A Story in Symbolism, is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Guy Hedlund plays the Prodigal, George Nichols is the sheriff, Jack Pickford is the sheriff's son and Robert Harron is a young man at the post office.
A fugitive saves the sheriff's son from drowning, but the sheriff arrests him anyway.
Robert Harron joins the crowd discussing the award for the fugitive's capture
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