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The Primitive Man
Also known as Brute Force in the USA
B&W : Three reels
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Robert Harron, Wilfred Lucas, Mae Marsh, Alfred Paget, Edwin August, Charles Hill Mailes (Charles H. Mailes), William J. Butler
Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / © 14 November 1913 by Biograph Company. © 24 November 1914 by Biograph Company. Released in England March 1914, and in the USA as Brute Force in April 1914. / [?] Biograph 35mm spherical format. / Working title: Wars of the Primal Tribes. Interior and exterior shots with live animals disguised as prehistoric beasts, and utilizing a mechanical dinosaur.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 12 April 2007.
References: Niver-First pp. 164-165; Spehr-American p. 1.