Better Times (film)

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Better Times is a 1919 American silent comedy film directed by King Vidor.[1] [2] A print survives in the EYE Institut Filmmuseum Nederlands.[3] Produced by the Brentwood Corporation, the film stars the then unknown Zasu Pitts in an early screen appearance.[4]

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Better Times
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Directed byKing Vidor
Written byKing Vidor
StarringZaSu Pitts
CinematographyWilliam Thornley
Distributed byRobertson-Cole
Release date
  • July 13, 1919 (1919-07-13)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
David Butler and Zasu Pitts look lovingly at each other while Jack McDonald glares in a still from the film

The picture is the second of four Christian Science “preachment” films that represent a brief phase in Vidor’s output, championing the superiority of self-healing through moral strength, supplemented by the benefits of rural living.[5]