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Vintage original trimmed 14 x 22 in. US window card from the important teens four-reel silent film drama, JUDITH OF BETHULIA, produced in 1913 by the Biograph Company, released in 1914 by the General Film Co. and directed by D.W. Griffith.


Issued for the film's 1922 US theatrical re-release, the design features small portraits of Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Lillian Gish, and Dorothy Gish, all of which are complimented by the bright red background. Trimmed to 13.5 x 17 in., the upper theatre imprint space is missing and there is some cracking and small missing pieces along the right border. It is unrestored in very good+ condition.


*"Judith of Bethulia was re-issued in 1917 at six reels under the title Her Condoned Sin with new subtitles and scenes not included in the 1914 version. At that time Biograph took out a second copyright for the new title. Contemporary sources noted that more than fifty prints were released in the U.S. and sixty-one prints were sent to other countries with titles translated into many languages. The original production, made in 1913, cost a reported $36,000. Exteriors were shot in Chatsworth Park, CA and interiors were shot in the Biograph Studios in New York.


Modern sources list James Smith as the film editor, William Christy Cabanne as assistant director and credit Frank Wood with titles. Additional cast members listed in modern sources include: W. Christie Miller, Gertrude Robinson, Eddie Dillon, Charles Hill Mailes, Frank Opperman, Adolph Lestina, Jennie Lee, William J. Butler, Alfred Paget, Harry Hyde, Clara T. Bracey, W. C. Robinson, Frank Evans, William Carroll, Gertrude Bambrick, and Kate Toncray. In some sources Grace A. Pierce is credited as the author of the poem "Judith of Holofernes," while in others she is given partial credit for the scenario, but her exact relation to the film or poem is unknown.


According to information in both contemporary and modern sources this was D. W. Griffith's last production for Biograph although The Battle of Elderbush Gulch, filmed earlier, was released later. Other films released by Biograph after this time that credit Griffith with supervision probably were not actually supervised by him."

*(source: Wikidpedia)



JUDITH OF BETHULIA (R-1922) US Window Card

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