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"Politician's Love Story" (1909) director D. W. Griffith

"Politician's Love Story" is a short comedy directed by D.W. Griffith, featuring Arthur Johnson and cinematographer Billy Bitzer, stars of Silent Hall of Fame. Florence Lawrence also gets a credit for the film, but it is difficult to spot her.  We did see and took a picture of D.W. Griffith as he makes a little acting appearance in addition to the director's job (see it on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.).

A certain politician (Mack Sennett) is outraged when he sees a cartoon of himself in the newspaper.  He decides to take revenge and shoot the cartoonist.  However, when he bursts into the newspaper offices and finally locates the author, he gets a big surprise.

Directed by                       D.W. Griffith
Cinematography by         Billy Bitzer, Arthur Marvin
Starring                             Mack Sennett, Marion Leonard, Arthur V. Johnson
Distributed by                   Biograph Company
Release date                      February 22, 1909
Country                             United States
Running time                    7 m.

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