B&W : Short film
Directed by D.W. Griffith
Cast: Robert Harron [Weakhands], Mae Marsh [Lilywhite], Wilfred Lucas [Bruteforce], W. Chrystie Miller, Charles Hill Mailes, W.C. Robinson
Biograph Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. / © 23 July 1912 by Biograph Company [J171534]. Released 11 July 1912. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Biograph promoted the film as a comedy although Griffith’s intentions were serious.
Drama: Historical: Fantasy.
Synopsis: Prehistoric man battles for survival and a woman.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (paper print collection) [35mm paper positive]; and in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 17 January 2014.
References: Barry-Griffith pp. 17, 43; Blum-Silent p. 32; Brownlow-Parade p. 124; Cooper-Dark p. 58; Everson-American pp. 73, 368; Eyman-Pickford p. 64; Fell-History p. 56; Kobal-Fifty p. 14; Niver-Early p. 200; Niver-First pp. 163, 164; Robinson-Palace p. 130; Smith-Epic pp. 255-256; Spehr-American p. 2.
Home video: Blu-ray Disc, DVD.