Robert Harron in A Beast at Bay 1912 director DW Griffith cinematographer Billy Bitzer 00 

   Robert Harron


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

 

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"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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Mary Pickford and Edwin August in A Beast at Bay 1912 director DW Griffith cinematographer Billy Bitzer 11a 

  Mary Pickford and Edwin August

 

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