The Burglar’s Dilemma
B&W : One reel
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Lionel Barrymore [the householder], Henry B. Walthall [his weakling brother], Adolph Lester [the butler], Robert Harron [young burglar], Harry Carey [older crook], John T. Dillon [interrogating detective], Alfred Paget [interrogating detective], Frank Evans [policeman], W.C. Robinson [policeman], Charles West [beat policeman; and medic], Gertrude Bambrick [a birthday wellwisher], Lillian Gish [a birthday wellwisher], Dorothy Gish [a birthday wellwisher], Madge Kirby [a birthday wellwisher], J. Jiquel Lanoe [a birthday wellwisher]
Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Lionel Barrymore. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. / Released 16 December 1912. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was rereleased in the USA on 28 February 1916.
Survival status: Print exists [8mm reduction positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives
Listing updated: 21 May 2012.
References: Barry-Griffith p. 43; Spehr-American p. 1; Weaver-Twenty p. 145 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.