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"Lonely Villa" (1909) director D. W. Griffith

"Lonely Villa" is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.

A group of criminals planning a robbery manages to lure the father of the family out of the house. In his absence they make their move, but the mother and her three daughters barricade themselves behind a solid door.  Suspense builds up as the thieves try to force the door while the mother calls her husband for help.

Directed by                         D.W. Griffith
Produced by                       Biograph Company
Scenario by                        Mack Sennett, from the play At the Telephone by André de Lorde
Cinematography                G.W. Bitzer and Arthur Marvin
Starring                              Marion Leonard, David Miles, Mary Pickford, Adele de Garde,  Gladys Egan
Distributed by                    Biograph Company
Release date                        June 10, 1909
Running time                     8 min.
Country                              United States
Language                            Silent, English intertitles

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