Three Strings to Her Bow

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Three Strings to her Bow
Directed by George Young
Cinematography Lacey Percival
Production
company
Australian Film Syndicate
Release date
10 April 1911 (Sydney)
CountryAustralia
Languages Silent film
English intertitles

Three Strings to her Bow is an Australian film directed by George Young. Now considered a lost film, it was billed as "a fine farcical comedy." [1]

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