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Better Times
(1919) American
B&W : Five reels / 4900 feet
Directed by King W. Vidor (King Vidor)

Cast: ZaSu Pitts [Nancy Scroggs], David Butler [Peter Van Alstyne], Jack McDonald [Ezra Scroggs], William De Vaulle [Si Whittaker], Hugh Fay [Jack Ransom], George Hackathorne [Tony], Georgia Woodthorpe [a young old lady], Julianne Johnstone

Brentwood Film Corporation production; distributed by Robertson-Cole Company through Exhibitors Mutual Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by King W. Vidor (King Vidor), from a screen story by King W. Vidor (King Vidor). Cinematography by William Thornley. / No copyright registration. Released 22 June 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / This film was the second Brentwood production. The film was not copyrighted, but the scenario was on 31 March 1919 by Brentwood Film Corporation [A514792]. Pitts’ first starring role.

Drama.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0301.

Survival status: (unknown)

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Athletes: Baseball players - Christian Science - Death: Suicide - Gambling - Hotels - Insurance: Life - Letters - Sports: Baseball - USA: California: Pasadena: Oak Knoll district

Listing updated: 21 March 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0301; Dowd-Vidor p. 19 : Website-IMDb.

 
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