Dorothy West and George Nichols in The Lily of the Tenements 1911 director DW Griffith 01

    Dorothy West and George Nichols

Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             Dorothy West, George Nichols, Clara Bracy, Francis Grandon
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      February 27, 1911
Country                             United States
Running time                    12 m.


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


A working girl lacking rent money tries to resist the unwelcome advances of her landlord.


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