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"Ramona", A Story of the White Man’s Injustice to the Indian, is a short drama directed by D. W. Griffith, featuring Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame. Robert Harron also gets credit, but it is difficult to spot him.
Mary Pickford plays a Hispanic girl who falls in love with an Indian. Undeterred by the vehement objections of her mother, she elopes with her man. Then when white settlers drive the Indians from their homes the young family meets a tragic end.
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by Stanner E. V. Taylor from the novel Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson
Cinematography Billy Bitzer
Starring Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Kate Bruce, Francis Grandon
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date May 23, 1910
Running time 16 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
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