A Silent Witness

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A Silent Witness
Directed by Franklyn Barrett
Written by Sydney Stirling
Cinematography Franklyn Barrett
Release date
22 May 1912
Running time
2,400 feet[1]
Country Australia
Language Silent film
English intertitles

A Silent Witness is a 1912 Australian silent film directed by Franklyn Barrett.[2] It is considered a lost film. It was a drama set in Sydney with Cyril Mackay as the hero.[3]

Barrett later claimed this detective drama was the first production in which he had a "free hand"[4]


  • Cyril Mackay
  • Irby Marshall
  • Charles Lawrence
  • Sydney Stirling
  • Leonard Willey
  • George Bryant
  • Loris Brown


  1. ^ "Advertising.". The Advertiser. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 17 May 1912. p. 2. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Franklyn Barrett papers at National Film and Sound Archive
  3. ^ "AMUSEMENTS.". The Register. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 22 May 1912. p. 3. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  4. ^ Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, p35

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