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This is a short preview. A DVD with the film is available as part of our Silent Gems Collection of rare films. Please follow the above link to see the collection. This film is on DVD "Florence Lawrence Rare Shorts".
You can also watch the whole film here:
"An Awful Moment" is a short crime drama directed by D.W. Griffith featuring Florence Lawrence, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
After a judge (Harry Solter) does his job and sentences a man, a gypsy woman (Marion Leonard) erupts in vehement protests and has to be taken forcefully out of the courtroom. Later the gypsy follows the judge to his home and plots a vicious revenge on his wife (Florence Lawrence).
Apparently some scenes are missing and the continuity of the film is lacking, but let's be thankful for what we have and appreciate this early D.W. Griffith drama.
We trust that silent film lovers will not judge harshly the quality of the print. Many early D.W. Griffith films are only available in a paper print format, and we are all very lucky that they have survived the trials of time for us to enjoy.
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