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Film, Video Two memories

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  • Two memories


  • Henry and Marion have a lover's quarrel and part in anger. They do not reconcile, and ten years pass without contact. Marion becomes a society girl and spends her time at parties with her friends. Henry has become very ill and wishes to see Marion one more time. He writes asking her to visit. When she recieves the note, she laughs and tosses it on the floor, but, later, on a whim, decides to take all her drunken friends with her to visit him. When they arrive, Marion finds Henry dead, clutching her portrait in his hand. She sends her friends away and falls to her knees in remorse.


  • Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948, direction
  • Bitzer, G. W., 1872-1944, camera
  • Leonard, Marion, 1881-1956, cast
  • Miles, David, 1871-1915, cast
  • Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979, cast
  • O'Sullivan, Tony, -1920, cast
  • Prior, Herbert, 1867-1954, cast
  • Hendrie, Anita, 1864-1940, cast
  • Moore, Owen, 1886-1939, cast
  • Sennett, Mack, 1880-1960, cast
  • Lawrence, Florence, 1890-1938, cast
  • Cumpson, John R., 1868-1913, cast
  • Johnson, Arthur V., 1876-1916, cast
  • Robinson, Gertrude, 1891-1962, cast
  • Avery, Charles, 1873-1926, cast
  • Biograph Company
  • Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • United States : Biograph Co., 1909.


  • -  Love--Drama
  • -  Anger--Drama
  • -  Remorse--Drama


  • Melodramas (Motion pictures)
  • Silent films
  • Short films
  • Fiction films


  • -  H127384 U.S. Copyright Office
  • -  Copyright: Biograph Co.; 22May1909; H127384.
  • -  Marion Leonard, David Miles, Mary Pickford, Anthony O'Sullivan, Herbert Prior, Anita Hendrie, Owen Moore, Mack Sennett, Florence Lawrence, John R. Cumpson, Arthur Johnson, Gertrude Robinson, Charles Avery.
  • -  Camera, G.W. Bitzer.
  • -  LC copies lack interior titles.
  • -  Photographed April 23, April 27 and May 1, 1909 in the Biograph studio in New York City.
  • -  Parts of summary from The Griffith project, v. 2.
  • -  Biograph production no. 3576.
  • -  Paper print shelf number (LC 2230) was changed when the paper prints were re-housed.
  • -  Additional holdings for this title may be available. Contact reference librarian.
  • -  Sources used: Niver, K. Early motion pictures, p. 342; The Griffith project, v. 2, program sequence no. 145; Biograph production logs; Biograph bulletins, 1908-1912, p. 02; Christel Schmidt's The Search for a Film Legacy: Mary Pickford (1909-1933) WWW site, viewed October 5, 2015.
  • -  Early motion pictures : the Paper Print Collection in the Library of Congress / by Kemp R. Niver. Library of Congress. 1985.


  • 1 video file (digital, MPEG-4) (ca. 4 min.) : si., b&w.
  • viewing print 1 film reel of 1 (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • dupe neg pic 1 film reel of 1 (130 ft.) : si., b&w ; 16 mm.
  • paper pos 1 roll of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.
  • paper pos (copy 2) 1 roll of 1 (ca. 300 ft.) : b&w ; 35 mm.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • FLA 5244 (viewing print)
  • FRA 2192 (dupe neg pic)
  • Box 1052A (paper pos)
  • Box 5510A (paper pos, copy 2)

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2015600221

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  • video

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Chicago citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, Marion Leonard, David Miles, Mary Pickford, Tony O'Sullivan, Herbert Prior, Anita Hendrie, et al. Two Memories. directeds by Griffith, D. W. , Ection United States: Biograph Co, 1909. Video.

APA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Leonard, M., Miles, D., Pickford, M., O'Sullivan, T., Prior, H. [...] Paper Print Collection. (1909) Two Memories. Griffith, D. W., dir United States: Biograph Co. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Bitzer, G. W., Camera, et al. Two Memories. dir by Griffith, D. W. , Ection United States: Biograph Co, 1909. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.