For His Son

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For His Son
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Written by Emmett C. Hall
Starring Blanche Sweet
Charles West
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph Company
Release date
  • January 22, 1912 (1912-01-22)
Country United States
Language Silent

For His Son is a 1912 American short silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Blanche Sweet. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when Biograph Company and other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.[1][2][3] A print of the film survives today.[4]


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  1. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8 
  2. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Archived from the original on April 25, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  3. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5 
  4. ^ "Silent Era: For His Son". silentera. Retrieved 2008-07-12. 

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