The Evidence of the Film

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The Evidence of the Film
The Evidence of the Film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byLawrence Marston
Edwin Thanhouser
Produced byEdwin Thanhouser
StarringWilliam Garwood
Marie Eline
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
January 10, 1913
Running time
15 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Evidence of the Film is a 1913 American silent short crime film directed by Lawrence Marston and Edwin Thanhouser starring William Garwood.

The only known copy of this film was rediscovered in 1999 on the floor of the projection booth in a Superior, Montana movie theater.[1] In 2001, this film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".


Scene from the film

The Evidence of the Film tells the story of a messenger boy at a film studio who is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000. He is saved by his sister, a film cutter, who comes across some footage of her brother inadvertently walking into a location shot and being knocked down by the real-life villain.

The Evidence of the Film



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