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"The Evidence of the Film" (1913) starring Florence La Badie

"The Evidence of the Film" is a short crime film, featuring Florence La Badie, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. 

The film is significant for the fact that it depicts "film within the film" as a method of proving innocence and guilt. Florence La Badie was the leading actress of Thanhouser from 1911 until her untimely death in 1917 at the age of 29. 

In 2001 the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Directed by                     Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser
Produced by                   Edwin Thanhouser
Starring                          William Garwood, Florence La Badie, Marie Eline
Distributed by                 Mutual Film
Release date                  January 10, 1913
Running time                  15 minutes
Country                          United States
Language                       Silent film, English intertitles

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