A Cry for Help

A Cry for Help

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A Cry for Help is a 1912 drama film
Drama film
A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, class divisions, violence against women...

 directed by D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
David Llewelyn Wark Griffith was a premier pioneering American film director. He is best known as the director of the controversial and groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance .Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera...

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A Cry for Help is a 1912 drama film
Drama film
A drama film is a film genre that depends mostly on in-depth development of realistic characters dealing with emotional themes. Dramatic themes such as alcoholism, drug addiction, infidelity, moral dilemmas, racial prejudice, religious intolerance, poverty, class divisions, violence against women...

 directed by D. W. Griffith
D. W. Griffith
David Llewelyn Wark Griffith was a premier pioneering American film director. He is best known as the director of the controversial and groundbreaking 1915 film The Birth of a Nation and the subsequent film Intolerance .Griffith's film The Birth of a Nation made pioneering use of advanced camera...

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Cast

  • Lionel Barrymore
    Lionel Barrymore
    Lionel Barrymore was an American actor of stage, screen and radio. He won an Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in A Free Soul...

     - The Bum
  • Walter Miller
    Walter Miller (actor)
    Walter Miller was an American actor of the silent era. He appeared in 248 films between 1911 and 1940.He was born in Dayton, Ohio, and died in Hollywood, California, from a heart attack, aged 48...

     - The Doctor
  • Lillian Gish
    Lillian Gish
    Lillian Diana Gish was an American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987....

     - The Maid
  • Harry Carey - The Thief
  • Kate Bruce
    Kate Bruce
    Kate Bruce was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 289 films between 1908 and 1931.She was born in Columbus, Indiana and died in New York, New York.-Selected filmography:* The Golden Louis...

     - Undetermined Role
  • Christy Cabanne
    Christy Cabanne
    Christy Cabanne , born William Christy Cabanne, was an American film director, screenwriter and silent film actor. Christy Cabanne was, along with Sam Newfield and William Beaudine, one of the most prolific directors in the history of American film.-Biography:Cabanne graduated from the U.S...

     - Witness to Accident (as W. Christy Cabanne)
  • John T. Dillon - Policeman/Witness to Accident
  • Dorothy Gish
    Dorothy Gish
    Dorothy Elizabeth Gish was an American actress, and the younger sister of actress Lillian Gish.-Early life:...

  • Robert Harron
    Robert Harron
    Robert "Bobby" Harron was an American motion picture actor of the early silent film era. Although he acted in scores of films, he is possibly best remembered for his roles in the D.W. Griffith directed films Intolerance and The Birth of a Nation...

     - Witness to Accident
  • Claire McDowell
    Claire McDowell
    Claire McDowell was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 360 films between 1908 and 1945. Still somewhat of a youthful beauty when she started in early silent films she appeared in numerous short & early feature films. She graduated to playing character and mother types...

     - Charity Patient
  • Alfred Paget
    Alfred Paget
    Alfred Paget was an English silent film actor. He appeared in 239 films between 1908 and 1918.-Selected filmography:-External links:...

     - Policeman

See also

  • List of American films of 1912
  • Harry Carey filmography
    Harry Carey filmography
    This is a list of films featuring Harry Carey.-1912:* An Unseen Enemy* Two Daughters of Eve* Friends* So Near, Yet So Far* A Feud in the Kentucky Hills* In the Aisles of the Wild* The One She Loved* The Painted Lady...

  • D. W. Griffith filmography
    D. W. Griffith filmography
    These are the films directed by the pioneering American filmmaker D. W. Griffith . According to the Internet Movie Database, he directed 534 films between 1908 and 1931.----...

  • Lillian Gish filmography
    Lillian Gish filmography
    These are the films of Lillian Gish.----Silent: 1912 – 1913 – 1914 – 1915 – 1916 – 1917 – 1918 – 1919 – 1920s Post Silent: 1930s – 1940s – 1950s – 1960s – 1970s – 1980s – References-----1912:* An Unseen Enemy...