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The Italian Barber is a 1911 short silent drama film directed by D. W. Griffith, starring Joseph Graybill and featuring Mary Pickford.[1] The film, by the Biograph Company, was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey when many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.[2][3][4][5]

The Italian Barber
The Italian Barber - A History of the Movies.jpg
Directed by D. W. Griffith
Starring Joseph Graybill
Cinematography G. W. Bitzer
Distributed by General Film Company
Release date
  • January 9, 1911 (1911-01-09)
Running time
17 Minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles



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  1. ^ Graham, C.C., Higgins S., Mancini, E. & Vieira, J.L. D.W. Griffith and the Biograph Company. Netuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1985. Page 101.
  2. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  3. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  4. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5
  5. ^ The Italian Barber at

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