A young, and fickle girl ( Mary Pickford ) dumps her admiring boyfriend ( Edwin August ) because she views him as a coward. Meanwhile a ruthless convict ( Alfred Paget ) has escaped and ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
The Young Woman
...
The Young Woman's Ideal
...
The Convict
...
The Young Woman's Friend
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
(unconfirmed)
Christy Cabanne ...
Station Master / In Sports Car (as W. Christy Cabanne)
William A. Carroll ...
A Guard
Francis J. Grandon ...
(unconfirmed)
...
A Farmer
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
At Station
...
A Guard
...
A Guard
...
(as Marguerite Loveridge)
...
(unconfirmed)
W.C. Robinson ...
A Guard
Edit

Storyline

A young, and fickle girl ( Mary Pickford ) dumps her admiring boyfriend ( Edwin August ) because she views him as a coward. Meanwhile a ruthless convict ( Alfred Paget ) has escaped and takes the girl as his hostage. After a harrowing automobile and train chase, the ex-boyfriend rescues the girl and he immediately becomes her hero, which she seals with a kiss. Written by Pamela Short

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 1912 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Une bête aux abois  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Preserved paper print at Library of Congress. See more »

Connections

Featured in Hollywood: Trick of the Light (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Good Griffith
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Beast at Bay, A (1912)

*** (out of 4)

D.W. Griffith film about a woman (Mary Pickford) who dumps the man who loves her because she feels he is a coward. Later, an escaped madman takes her hostage and it's up to the man to try and save her. Once again Griffith shows he knows how to build suspense with a little story. The ending is very well done as Griffith throws every trick (he created) in the book at the screen. Pickford is charming as usual.

You can view this at various online sites like YouTube. The quality isn't the greatest but it'll do until someone official puts it out.


1 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss A Beast at Bay (1912) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?