Hard Times (1915 film)

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Hard Times
Directed by Thomas Bentley
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Transatlantic Films
Distributed byTransatlantic Films
Release date
September 1915
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

Hard Times is a 1915 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Bransby Williams, Leon M. Lion and Dorothy Bellew. It is based on the 1854 novel Hard Times by Charles Dickens.

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