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"The Old Actor" is a short drama, included in our program to illustrate the work of Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
An old actor loses his job and has a hard time telling his family.
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by George Hennessy
Starring W. Chrystie Miller, Mary Pickford, Kate Bruce, Edwin August, Charles Hill Mailes, Claire McDowell
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Distributed by General Film Company
Release date May 6, 1912
Running time 17 min.
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
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