D. W. Griffith
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July 17, 1908 (1908-07-17)
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The Fight for Freedom Wikipedia
The Fight for Freedom is a 1908 Western film probably directed by D. W. Griffith. Filimed in Shadyside, New Jersey in June 1908, the film was released on 17 July 1908.
The film open in a town on the Mexican border. A poker game is going on in the local saloon. One of the players cheats and is shot dead by another of the players, a Mexican named Pedro. In the uproar that follows Pedro is wounded as he escapes from the saloon. The sheriff is called, who tracks Pedro to his home but Pedro kills the sherriff too. While Pedro hides, his wife Juanita, is arrested on suspcicion of murdering the sheriff. Pedro rescues her from the town jail and the two head for the Mexican border. Caught by the posse before they reach the border, Juanita is killed and the film ends with Pedro being arrested and taken back to town.Florence Auer as Juanita
John G. Adolfi
Edward Dillon as Member of the Posse
George Gebhardt as Man in Bar / Guard
Arthur V. Johnson
Wallace McCutcheon Jr.
Anthony O'Sullivan as Bartender
Robert G. Vignola
The film is said to be directed by Griffith but the American Film Institute does not confirm this. The Fight for Freedom was released only three days after his first directorial film, The Adventures of Dollie and only three days before another film attributed to him, The Tavern Keeper's Daughter. While the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company was known for the fast production times of its films it is possible that while Griffith's had a role in the production of the film, it was actually directed by someone else.
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