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The Crisis
(1916) American
B&W : [?] Seven, Ten or Twelve? reels
Directed by Colin Campbell

Cast: George Fawcett [Judge Silas Whipple], Matt B. Snyder [Colonel Comyn Carvel], Bessie Eyton [Virginia Carvel], Thomas Santschi (Tom Santschi) [Stephen Brice], Eugenie Besserer [Mrs. Brice], Marshall Neilan [Clarence Colfax], Frank Weed [Eliphalet Hopper], Will Machin [Lige Brent], Sam D. Drane [Abraham Lincoln], Cecil Holland [General W.T. Sherman], Leo Pierson [Jack Brinsmade], George Snyder, Frank Green, Al Green

The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated, production; distributed on State Rights basis by Sherman-Elliott, Incorporated [A Super Film]. / Scenario by Colin Campbell, from the novel The Crisis by Winston Churchill. Production supervision by William N. Selig. Art direction by Gabriel Pollock. Assistant director, Leo Pierson. Cinematography by G. McKenzie. Musical accompaniment arranged by Michel Mowschine. Presented by H.A. Sherman. / © 30 August 1916 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LP9034]. Private screening on 29 September 1916 at the Strand Theatre in New York, New York. Private screening on 22 December 1916 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Released 24 December 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Some location cinematography was shot in Vicksburg, Mississippi and St. Louis, Missouri. The film was distributed on State Rights basis by Sherman-Elliott, Incorporated, in the eastern United States and exclusively by Sherman-Elliott, Incorporated, in the western United States.

Drama: Historical: Civil War.

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

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Authors: Winston Churchill - History: USA: American Civil War (1861-1865) - Presidents: USA: Abraham Lincoln - USA: Mississippi

Listing updated: 8 June 2013.

References: Lahue-Selig pp. 218, 221-222, 223; Limbacher-Feature p. 52; Pitts-Hollywood p. 6; Slide-Aspects p. 39; Weaver-Twenty p. 50 : Website-AFI.

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