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Jean Paige (center).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Black Beauty
(1921) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by David Smith

Cast: Jean Paige [Jessie Gordon], James Morrison [Harry Blomefield], George Webb [Jack Beckett], Bobby Mack [Derby Ghost], John Steppling [Squire Gordon], Captain Leslie T. Peacock [Lord Wynwaring], Adele Farrington [Lady Wynwaring], Charles Morrison [John Manly], Molly McConnell [Mrs. Gordon], Colin Kenny [George Gordon], Georgia French [Flora Gordon], Robert Bolder [Vicar Blomefield], Margaret Mann [Mrs. Blomefield], George Pierce [Farmer Grey], James Donnelly [fat bailiff], Robert Milasch [lean bailiff]

The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by The Vitagraph Company of America [A Vitagraph Special Production]. / Scenario by William B. Courtney, from adaptation by Lillian Chester and George Randolph Chester of the novel Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. Cinematography by Reginald Lyons. Presented by Albert E. Smith. / © 15 January 1921 by The Vitagraph Company of America [LP16039]. Released January 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama: Historical.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.0432.

Survival status: Print exists [16mm reduction positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Animals: Horses - Bailiffs - Families - Farmers - Races: Horse - Religion: Vicars - Transportation: Cabs (Horse) - United Kingdom: England: London

Listing updated: 5 May 2012.

References: AFI-F2 n. F2.0432; Brownlow-Parade pp. 14, 15; Limbacher-Feature p. 24; Slide-BigV p. 176n : ClasIm-226 p. 41.

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