The New York Hat (1912)

19 Dec
Director   D.W. Griffith
Producer   Biograph Co.; restored version by Blackhawk Films
Contributors  Story by Anita Loos; camera G.W. Bitzer; starring Mary Pickford, Lionel Barrymore, Lillian Gish
Length   19 min
B&W/Color   b&w
UO Library Catalog description:  Romantic melodrama about a young village minister who becomes the subject of scandalous gossip when he purchases an expensive New York hat for a pretty but poor young girl at the request of the girl’s dying mother.
Call # FILM Ma176
Genre  feature
Rare  yes
Online  yes; YouTube
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


Originally released in 35 mm. In the Mary Pickford film collection, Library of Congress. This is a restored version released by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, IA. D.W. Griffith is one of the early American film pioneers, famous for Birth of a Nation and his innovations in narrative and cinematography.

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