Friends (1912 film)

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Henry B. Walthall and Mary Pickford
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Written by D. W. Griffith
Starring Mary Pickford
Henry B. Walthall
Lionel Barrymore
Harry Carey
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Distributed by Biograph
Release date
  • September 23, 1912 (1912-09-23)
Running time
13 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Friends is a 1912 film written and directed by D. W. Griffith and starring Mary Pickford, Henry B. Walthall, Lionel Barrymore, and Harry Carey.[1] Walthall and Barrymore portray two old friends who each wind up involved with a beautiful girl (Pickford) who lives above a mining camp saloon

The film, by the Biograph Company, was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.[2][3][4] A print of Friends was run at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in July 2007 as part of a Biograph retrospective.[5]


Mary Pickford ... Dora (the orphan)
Henry B. Walthall ... Dandy Jack
Lionel Barrymore ... Grizzley Fallon (Dandy Jack's friend)
Harry Carey ... Bob Kyne (the prospector)
Charles Hill Mailes ... The bartender
Elmer Booth ... Man in saloon
Frank Evans ... Man in saloon
Robert Harron ... Stableboy
Adolph Lestina ... Man in saloon
Walter Miller ... Man in saloon
W. C. Robinson ... Man in saloon

See also[edit]


  1. ^ D. W. Griffith, American film master. Museum of Modern Art. 1965. p. 43. 
  2. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8 
  3. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  4. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5 
  5. ^ "Mary Pickford". noirestyle. Archived from the original on October 11, 2007. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 

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