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"The Curtain Pole" (1909) director D. W. Griffith, cinematographer Billy Bitzer

"The Curtain Pole" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Florence Lawrence, Arthur Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame.

A house party is interrupted when a curtain pole breaks.  The lady of the house (Florence Lawrence) wants to take care of the problem but one of the guests (Mack Sennett) volunteers to run to the hardware store and get a replacement.  On his way back he causes mayhem on every step of the way. Arthur Johnson plays several small roles, among which are a vegetable vendor and a party guest.

Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer
Starring                             Mack Sennett, Florence Lawrence, Arthur Johnson
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      February 15, 1909
Country                             United States
Running time                    8 m.

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