Release dateDecember 18, 1908 (1908-12-18) GenresSilent film, Short Film, Drama CastGeorge Gebhardt (Matteo Rettazzi / Policeman), Marion Leonard (Fiammetta, Matteo's Wife), Harry Solter (Judge Mowbray), Florence Lawrence (Mrs. Mowbray), Gladys Egan (The Mowbrays' Daughter), Linda Arvidson (The Maid) Related D. W. Griffith moviesD W Griffith directed An Awful Moment and The Birth of a Nation, D W Griffith directed An Awful Moment and The Struggle, D W Griffith directed An Awful Moment and Intolerance, D W Griffith directed An Awful Moment and The Avenging Conscience
An awful moment d w griffith 1908
An Awful Moment is a 1908 American silent short drama film directed by D. W. Griffith. A print of the film exists in the film archive of the Library of Congress.
Judge Mowbray sentences a man, at which a gypsy woman protests. The Judge later goes home and sees his wife and daughter. However the gypsy woman breaks into his house. She knocks out Mrs. Mowbray, gags her and ties her to a chair. She sets up a gun to shoot her dead when the door is opened. However the daughter wakes up and is able to tell her father, who saves his wife, and the gypsy woman is arrested.