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The Fight for Freedom (1908)

In a saloon in a Mexican border town, a group of cowboys, including a Mexican named Pedro, play poker. One man is discovered cheating, and is shot dead by Pedro, who is wounded as he ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
Florence Auer ... Juanita
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John G. Adolfi
Kate Bruce
Edward Dillon ... Man in Bar / Member of the Posse
George Gebhardt George Gebhardt ... Man in Bar / Prison Guard
Arthur V. Johnson
Wallace McCutcheon Jr. Wallace McCutcheon Jr.
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Bartender
Robert G. Vignola
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In a saloon in a Mexican border town, a group of cowboys, including a Mexican named Pedro, play poker. One man is discovered cheating, and is shot dead by Pedro, who is wounded as he attempts to escape. Pedro is followed home by the local sheriff, who proves the next victim of Pedro's quick temper and pistol. Pedro's wife, Juanita, is thrown into jail, but he manages to break her out. They head for the border, unaware that a posse is waiting for them. Written by Uncle Dave Lewis, Ann Arbor, MI (uncledavelewis@hotmail.com)

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Short | Western

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 July 1908 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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D.W. Griffith and Editing
19 November 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

I've just realized the significant quality that Griffith brought to film-making: editing. Prior to this point, French and European cinema were happy to just screen a film as it was shot. What Griffith did with this film was to edit it and give it a three-dimensional quality.


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