The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

Once upon a screen...

The years 1909 through 1913 are considered D. W. Griffith’s years of discovery due to the legendary director’s innovative work in silent film.  Those early works paved the way not only for the epics he would make that expanded film as a narrative art form, but also because of his effect on many notable filmmakers that followed.  Among the gems he made during those years is The Musketeers of Pig Alley, (1912), a notable, short film of epic proportions, pigwritten by Griffith and one of filmdom’s foremost early screenwriters, Anita Loos,

Warning:  Spoilers ahead!

The Musketeers of Pig Alley Cast:

  • Elmer Booth – Snapper Kid, Musketeers gang leader
  • Lillian Gish – The Little Lady
  • Clara T. Bracy – The Little Lady’s Mother
  • Walter Miller – The Musician
  • Alfred Paget – Rival Gang Leader
  • John T. Dillon – Policeman
  • Madge Kirby – The Little Lady’s Friend/In Alley
  • Harry Carey

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