Robert Harron in The Sands of Dee 1912 00 

   Charles Hill Mailes and Robert Harron

Directed by               D. W. Griffith
Produced by             Biograph Company
Scenario by               based on the poem by Charles Kingsley
Starring                     Mae Marsh, Robert Harron, Edwin August, Charles Hill Mailes
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer
Distributed by           The General Film Company, Incorporated
Release date               July 22, 1912
Running time             11 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


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"The Sands of Dee" is a short drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of two of our stars: actor Robert Harron and cinematographer Billy Bitzer.

Mae Marsh and Robert Harron have a romance, but she unexpectedly falls for a city artist's charms. However, when she sees him with another woman Mae Marsh returns home only to be turned away by her father. 

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Robert Harron in The Sands of Dee 1912 18 

   Robert Harron


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