Through Darkened Vales

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Through Darkened Vales
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Written by Stanner E. V. Taylor
Starring Blanche Sweet
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date
  • November 16, 1911 (1911-11-16)
Running time
17 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent

Through Darkened Vales is a 1911 American short silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Blanche Sweet. [1]

A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. "Short" was an abbreviation for either term.

Silent film Film with no synchronized recorded dialogue

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system.

D. W. Griffith American film director and producer

David Wark Griffith was an American film director. Widely considered as the most important filmmaker of his generation, he pioneered the feature-length movie and many enduring cinematic techniques, such as the close-up.

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Cast

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.

Grace Henderson

Grace C. F. Roth Henderson was an American stage actress and prolific performer in silent motion pictures.

Charles West (actor) American actor

Charles West was an American film actor of the silent film era. He appeared in more than 300 films between 1908 and 1937. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and died in Los Angeles, California.

See also

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: Through Darkened Vales". silentera. Retrieved July 12, 2008.