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Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by D. W. Griffith
Starring Mary Pickford, Alfred Paget, Edwin August, Mae Marsh, Robert Harron
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated
Release date May 27, 1912
Running time 10 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film, 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.
"A Beast at Bay" is a short crime drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Mary Pickford meets her ideal man in Edwin August, but is quickly disappointed when he refuses to stand up to a bully. Then after she is kidnapped her beau springs into action to save her. Will she change her opinion about her man?
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A Beast at Bay
Mary Pickford and Mae Marsh see an attractive guy in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Mary Pickford is excited to meet Edwin August in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Mary Pickford has an argument with Edwin August in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Alfred Paget, an escaped convict, decides to change clothes in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Robert Harron looks on as police resumes the chase in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Alfred Paget kidnaps Mary Pickford and her car in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Alfred Paget threatens Mary Pickford in "A Beast at Bay" (1912), directed by D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer.
Mary Pickford and Edwin August
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