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"The Son's Return" is a short drama directed by D.W. Griffith. The film is included in our program to illustrate the work of cinematographer Billy Bitzer and Arthur V. Johnson, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Billy Bitzer shares the cinematography credit with Arthur Marvin.
The son returns to the country after making it rich in the big city. He decides to conceal his identity in order to surprise his folks, but this leads to unexpected consequences.
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring Charles West, Herbert Prior, Anita Hendrie, Mary Pickford, Arthur V. Johnson
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date June 14, 1909
Country United States
Running time 11 m.
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