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D.W. Griffith (writer)
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10 October 1908 (USA) See more »
"You have got to keep up with the bandwagon or quit." This never impressed old Wilkins so forcibly as when his son and daughter give him the go-by... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Mack Sennett ... Bill Wilkins
Harry Solter ... Wilkins' Son
George Gebhardt ... Professor Dyem / First Couple
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson
Charles Avery ... The Butler
Charles Gorman
Charles Inslee ... Clumsy Waiter (unconfirmed)

Florence Lawrence ... First Couple
Marion Leonard
Jeanie Macpherson

Directed by
D.W. Griffith 
Writing credits
D.W. Griffith (writer)

Cinematography by
G.W. Bitzer 

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10 min (16 fps)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
2 By Griffith, 28 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Father Gets in the Game (1908)

** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film about an elderly father who grows tired of seeing his son bring home beautiful women so he gets a makeover and heads out on the prowl. The story seems like it would make for some good laughs but there aren't really any to be found here

Betrayed By a Handprint (1908)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

A young woman loses a hand of cards and decides to get even by robbing the house. High moral drama from D.W. Griffith works in large part to the performance of Myrtle Vane who was considered the first female "movie star". She later committed suicide in 1936 so…..

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