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Kate Bruce, Mary Pickford and W. Chrystie Miller
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by George Hennessy
Starring W. Chrystie Miller, Mary Pickford, Kate Bruce, Edwin August, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Distributed by General Film Company
Release date May 6, 1912
Running time 17 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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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.
"The Old Actor" is a short drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of our star Billy Bitzer.
An old actor loses his job and has a hard time telling his family.
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