Vintage original 28 x 42 in. US one-sheet poster from the one-reel silent film drama, THREE FRIENDS, released in 1913 by the General Film Service, produced by the Biograph Company, and directed by D.W. Griffith.
The stone lithograph artwork depicts three friends (Joseph McDermott, John Francis Dillon, and Lionel Barrymore) pleding their loyalty while inside of a tavern. It has been professionally linen-backed in very fine condition without any restoration.
*"Each night, after the day's work at the factory, the three bachelor friends met and declared anew their attachment over a social glass. They bound themselves to remain thus as long as life might last, never to marry. But one was a traitor, while the other two were called away. A widened breach, a quarrel, fanned the resentment, but true friendship at last claimed its own."
*"The Biograph Company, also known as the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company, was a motion picture company founded in 1895 and active until 1916. It was the first company in the United States devoted entirely to film production and exhibition, and for two decades was one of the most prolific, releasing over 3000 short films and 12 feature films. During the height of silent film as a medium, Biograph was America's most prominent film studio and one of the most respected and influential studios worldwide, only rivaled by Germany's UFA, Sweden's Svensk Filmindustri and France's Pathé. The company was home to pioneering director D. W. Griffith and such actors as Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, and Lionel Barrymore."
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