Mary Pickford and Robert Harron in The School Teacher and the Waif 1912 01b 

  Mary Pickford and Robert Harron


Directed by               D.W. Griffith
Produced by             Biograph Company
Starring                     Edwin August, Mary Pickford, Robert Harron, Charles Hill Mailes
Cinematography       Billy Bitzer
Distributed by           General Film Company
Release date               June 27, 1912
Running time             13 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


This film is part of our Silent Gems Collection and the DVD is available on Ebay. This film is on DVD "Mary Pickford Rare Shorts disc II".

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"The School Teacher and the Waif" is a short drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of our stars Robert Harron and Billy Bitzer.

An unhappy girl intends to run away, lured by a marriage proposal from a stranger. Her kindly teacher is the only one that can stop her.

 Robert Harron in The School Teacher and the Waif 1912 02

   Robert Harron does some reading in class


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