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The Massacre
(1912) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast: Wilfred Lucas, Charles West, Blanche Sweet, Edward Dillon, Claire McDowell, Charles Hill Mailes (Charles H. Mailes), Alfred Paget, Dell Henderson, W. Chrystie Miller, Charles Craig, Robert Harron

Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / © [?] 20 September, 30 October or 7 November? 1912 by Biograph Company. Released (in Europe) 7 November 1912. Released (in the USA) 26 February 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot on-location near San Fernando, California. [?] Listed by Barry-Griffith p. 43 as © 7 November 1912.

Drama: Western.

Synopsis: A young couple’s wagon train is attacked by warring native americans.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Massacres - Native Americans - USA: California: San Fernando - Wagon trains

Listing updated: 17 April 2009.

References: Barry-Griffith pp. 43, 88; Bohn-Light p. 112; Brownlow-Parade p. 22; Drew-Speaking p. 286; Everson-American p. 45; Niver-First p. 163; Pitts-Hollywood p. 101; Sinyard-Silent p. 23; Spehr-American p. 2; Tarbox-Lost pp. 182, 183, 197, 279.

Home video: DVD.

 
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