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The Curtain Pole

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The Curtain Pole
PLAY partial film; runtime 00:08:00
Directed byD. W. Griffith
Written byG. W. Bitzer
D. W. Griffith
Mack Sennett
StarringMack Sennett
CinematographyG. W. Bitzer
Release date
  • February 15, 1909 (1909-02-15)
Running time
11-12 minutes
(1 reel, 765 feet)[1][2]
CountryUnited States

The Curtain Pole is a 1909 American silent comedy movie directed by D. W. Griffith[3][4] and stars Mack Sennett, Harry Solter, and Florence Lawrence.

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  1. "The Curtain Pole", film promotion, The Moving Picture World (New York, N.Y.), 13 February 1909, p. 163. Internet Archive, San Francisco, California. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  2. Kawin, Bruce F. How Movies Work. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1987, pp. 46-47: a full 1000-foot reel of film in the silent era had a maximum runtime of 15-16 minutes. Silent films were generally projected at a "standard" speed of 16 frames per second, much slower than the 24 frames of later sound films. A 765-foot release in 1909 would have had a projection time of between 11-12 minutes.
  3. The Curtain Pole
  4. David Kalat. Too Funny for Words

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