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The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912) was a Short Films Film directed by D.W. Griffith .

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The Musketeers of Pig Alley (1912)

By Aurora on Sep 6, 2013 From 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 ... Read full article


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By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Oct 31, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

Directed by D.W. Griffith and written by Anita Loos, The Musketeers of Pig Alley is often cited as the first gangster film. The short was originally released on October 31, 1912 and got a re-release a few years later on November 5, 1915. While The Musketeers of Pig Alley is no Scarface (either Muni ... Read full article


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By Pretty Clever Film Gal on Oct 31, 2012 From Pretty Clever Films

Directed by D.W. Griffith and written by Anita Loos, The Musketeers of Pig Alley is often cited as the first gangster film. The short was originally released on October 31, 1912 and got a re-release a few years later on November 5, 1915. While The Musketeers of Pig Alley is no Scarface (either Muni ... Read full article


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Said to be the first film about organized crime
The American Mutoscope & Biograph Co., the company that made the film, is in development with a feature re-make.
In a street sequence, a young girl can be seen staring at the camera. This was not a mistake; D.W. Griffith had noticed that, in documentary films, people tended to stare at the camera, and felt that having her do just that would make the scene feel more realistic.
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