The Lonely Villa

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The Lonely Villa
Play film; runtime 00:11:41
Directed byD. W. Griffith
Written byMack Sennett
Based onAu Telephone
by André de Lorde
StarringDavid Miles
CinematographyG. W. Bitzer
Arthur Marvin
Distributed byBiograph Company
Release date
  • June 10, 1909 (1909-06-10)
Running time
12 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Lonely Villa is a short silent crime drama shot by D. W. Griffith. The premiere took place in the US on June 10, 1909.[1][2]

Plot[change | change source]

A group of thieves is trying to rob a rich family's house. They wait a moment when a rich man (Robert Cullison) leaves the house, so that they could break into the house. The wife and daughters were still inside the house. The rich man eventually comes back to save his family.

Cast[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Choi, Jinhee; Wada-Marciano, Mitsuyo, eds. (2001). Horror to the Extreme: Changing Boundaries in Asian Cinema. Hong Kong University Press. p. 111. ISBN 962-209-973-4.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Lonely Villa". Silent Era. Retrieved June 24, 2008.