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At the Altar
(1909) American
B&W : One reel / 972 feet
Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast: Harry Solter, Marion Leonard, Linda Arvidson, John R. Cumpson, James Kirkwood, Florence Lawrence, Arthur Johnson, Kate Bruce, Mack Sennett, Dorothy West, Clara T. Bracey, Herbert Yost, Robert Harron, Charles Inslee, David Miles, Anita Hendrie, D.W. Griffith

American Mutoscope & Biograph Company production; distributed by American Mutoscope & Biograph Company. / Cinematography by Arthur Marvin and G.W. Bitzer. / © 26 February 1909 by American Mutoscope & Biograph Company [H123389]. Released 25 February 1909. / [?] Biograph 35mm spherical format? / The production was shot on 30 January 1909 and 8 February 1909 in the Biograph studios and on-location in Edgewater, New Jersey.


Synopsis: A rejected suitor designs a machine to kill the would-be bride and her groom at their wedding altar.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Alcohol - Birds: Chickens - Courtship - Death: Suicide - Dinners - Engagements - Italians - Jealousy - Kissing - Law: Enforcement: Policemen - Love triangles - Musical instruments: Violins - Musicians - Poison - Religion: Churches, Priests - Revenge - Street scenes - Suspense - USA: New Jersey: Edgewater - Weapons: Booby traps, Guns - Weddings

Listing updated: 11 March 2010.

References: Film viewing : Barry-Griffith p. 41; Bondanella-Hollywood p. 21; Niver-Early p. 15; Niver-First pp. 141, 142-143; Spehr-American p. 1; Usai-Griffith-3 p. 7 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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