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"The Renunciation" is a short Western drama directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring cinematographer Billy Bitzer, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
A young woman arrives in a mining village and immediately causes rivalry between two long-time friends. One of them renounces his claim to the girl to avoid fighting, but the other one is determined to settle all scores by force.
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Produced by Biograph Company
Scenario by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography G.W. Bitzer and Arthur Marvin
Starring Mary Pickford, James Kirkwood, Harry Solter
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date July 19, 1909
Running time 12 min.
Country United States
Language Silent, English intertitles
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