Bits of Life

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Bits of Life
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Directed by Marshall Neilan
Produced by Marshall Neilan
Screenplay by Lucita Squier
Based on Short stories by Thomas McMorrow, Walter Trumbull, Hugh Wiley, Marshall Nielan[1]
Starring
Cinematography David Kesson
Distributed by Associated First National
Release dates
  • September 26, 1921 (1921-09-26)[2]
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Bits of Life is a 1921 American film produced, written, and directed by Marshall Neilan. The film is notable as the first anthology film.[3] The cast included Lon Chaney and Noah Beery, Sr. For her performance in this film, Anna May Wong received her first screen credit.[3] Bits of Life is considered lost.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film is an anthology of four stories: "The Bad Samaritan", "The Man Who Heard Everything", "Chinese Story" or "Hop",[3] and "The Intrigue".[4]

Cast[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bennett, Carl (ed.). "Progressive Silent Film List: Bits of Life". Silent Era. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  2. ^ a b "Bits of Life". Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-03-27. 
  3. ^ a b c d Gan, Geraldine. "Anna May Wong". Lives of Notable Asian Americans: Arts, Entertainment, Sports (The Asian American Experience). New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1995. ISBN 0-7910-2188-2. p. 84.
  4. ^ a b Pavlides, Dan. "Bits of Life". Allmovie. Retrieved 2008-05-25. 

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