The Modern Prodigal

The Modern Prodigal is a 1910 American short drama silent black and white film directed by D.W. Griffith.[1] It is based on the novel by Bess Meredyth.[2]

The Modern Prodigal
Directed byD.W. Griffith
Written byDell Henderson
Based onNovel
by Bess Meredyth
CinematographyG.W. Bitzer
Distributed byBiograph Company
Release date
  • August 29, 1910 (1910-08-29) (USA)
Running time
17 min



  1. Simmon, Scott (30 July 1993). Carney, Raymond (ed.). The Films of D. W. Griffith. CUP Archive. p. 33. ISBN 9780521388207.
  2. Lucas, Tony. The Lucas Family. ISBN 9781447741176.
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