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Brute Force [a.k.a. Primitive Man] (1914) is a short silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith, and starring Robert Harron and Mae Marsh. The film was shot in Chatsworth Park, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California. It is a story of cavemen and dinosaurs, and perhaps the first live-action dinosaur film.[1] It is a sequel to Griffith's earlier film, "Man's Genesis" (1912).

Brute Force
Directed byD. W. Griffith
Produced byD. W. Griffith
StarringRobert Harron
Mae Marsh
CinematographyG.W. Bitzer
Distributed byGeneral Film Company
Release date
  • April 25, 1914 (1914-04-25)
  • September 22, 1915 (1915-09-22) (Re-release)
Running time
33 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
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