Three Friends (film)

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Three Friends
Biograph poster2.jpg
Poster for the film.
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Written byM. S. Reardon
Starring Blanche Sweet
Henry B. Walthall
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Distributed by General Film Company
Release date
  • January 2, 1913 (1913-01-02)
Running time
17 minutes (16 frame/s)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent

Three Friends is a 1913 American silent film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Blanche Sweet. [1]

D. W. Griffith American film director and producer

David Wark Griffith was an American director, writer, and producer who pioneered modern cinematic techniques. He is remembered for The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance (1916). The Birth of a Nation made use of advanced camera and narrative techniques, and its popularity set the stage for the dominance of the feature-length film in the United States. The film has sparked significant controversy surrounding racism in the United States, focusing on its negative depiction of black people and the glorification of the Ku Klux Klan. Today, it is both acclaimed for its radical technique and condemned for its inherently racist philosophy. The film was subject to boycotts by the NAACP; screenings caused riots at several theaters and it was censored in many cities, including New York City. Intolerance was an answer to his critics.

Blanche Sweet actress

Sarah Blanche Sweet was an American silent film actress who began her career in the earliest days of the Hollywood motion picture film industry.

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Henry B. Walthall American actor

Henry Brazeale Walthall was an American stage and film actor. He appeared as the Little Colonel in D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915).

John T. Dillon (actor) American actor of the silent era

John T. Dillon was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 136 films between 1908 and 1936. He died in Los Angeles, California from pneumonia. Actor Edward Dillon was his brother. They are not related to director John Francis Dillon.

Lionel Barrymore American actor, director, screenwriter

Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio as well as a film director. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul (1931), and remains best known to modern audiences for the role of villainous Mr. Potter in Frank Capra's 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life.

See also

Harry Carey filmography

This is a list of films featuring Harry Carey.

These are the films directed by the pioneering American filmmaker D. W. Griffith (1875–1948). According to the Internet Movie Database, he directed 518 films between 1908 and 1931.

This is the filmography for Blanche Sweet. According to the Internet Movie Database, Sweet appeared in 161 films between 1909 and 1959.

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References

  1. "Silent Era: Three Friends". silentera. Retrieved July 13, 2008.