A fascinating work of high artistry, "Judith of Bethulia" will not only rank as an achievement in this country, but will make foreign producers sit up and take notice. It has a signal and imperative message, and the technique displayed throughout an infinity of detail, embracing even the delicate film tinting and toning, marks an encouraging step in the development of the new art. Ancient in story and settings, it is modern in penetrative interpretation - it is a vivid history of one phase of the time it concerns, and is redemptive as well as relative, a lesson from one of those vital struggles that made and unmade nations as well as individuals, yet it is not without that inspiring influence that appeals powerfully to human sense of justice. The entire vigorous action of the play works up to the personal sacrifice of Judith of Bethulia, a perilous chance she takes for the sake of the lives and happiness of her people. She dares expose herself to overwhelming humiliation and dishonor ...
Moving Picture World 1914
This is the Picture pronounced by Ex-President Roosevelt to be "His Idea of the Pinacle of Motion Picture Achievements" (Print Ad- Independent Press, ((Bloomfield NJ)) 7 August 1914)
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This was altered in 1917 without D.W.G.'s input, adding unused scenes and removing the filmed cast introductions (considered old fashioned by then). This Biography re-issue (with white titles instead of the usual black) was originally 6 reels, but surviving prints are only 5 reels. See more
When Judith goes out into the city and begins to bless the young mother's baby, an extra enters the shot in the left foreground, blocking the action. She or he quickly retreats back out of view, as someone obviously yelled out. See more
Hear me and I will do a thing which shall go through all generations.
8 March 1914 (USA)
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Her Condoned Sin
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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