Frame enlargement: Silent Era image collection.
The Lonedale Operator
B&W : One reel
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Blanche Sweet [the telegraph operator], George O. Nicholls [her father], Frank Grandon [the engineer], Dell Henderson [a criminal tramp], Joseph Graybill [a criminal tramp], Wilfred Lucas [the train operator], Edward Dillon [the sleepy telegraph operator]
Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Mack Sennett. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. / © 25 March 1911 by Biograph Company. Released 23 March 1911. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot in California. The locomotive used in the film was an AT&SF No. 9 built by Baldwin in 1878.
Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [35mm nitrate camera negative, 35mm color-tinted preservation positive]; and in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Transportation: Trains - USA: California - Weapons: Guns, Pistols
Listing updated: 9 August 2014.
References: Film viewing : Barry-Griffith pp. 13, 14, 42; Blum-Silent p. 20; Bohn-Light pp. xix, 51-52; Drew-Speaking pp. 213, 220, 285; Everson-American pp. 44, 158; Fell-History pp. 56, 60, 61, 62, 63; Leyda-Before p. 44; Niver-First p. 154; Sinyard-Silent p. 22; Spehr-American p. 2 : ClasIm-223 p. 13; Image-34-1-2 p. 29.
Home video: DVD.
Online viewing: NFPF.