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Wallis Brennan.
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Bud’s Recruit: A Judge Brown Story
(1917) American
B&W : Two reels / 1865 feet
Directed by King W. Vidor (King Vidor)

Cast: Wallis Brennan [Bud Gilbert], Robert Gordon [Reggie Gilbert], Ruth Hampton [Edith], Mildred Davis [Edith’s sister]

Boy City Film Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Produced by Judge Willis Brown. Scenario by Judge Willis Brown. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / [?] King Vidor’s first Hollywood film? This was one of ten Judge Brown films Vidor directed. This earliest-known surviving Vidor film was preserved in the early 1990s through a cooperative effort of the UCLA Film and Television Archive, the Silent Society of Los Angeles, and the Society for Cinephiles.

Preparedness film.

Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm preservation positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 21 July 2009.

References: ClasIm-204 p. 4; ClasIm-223 p. 8.

Home video: DVD.

 
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