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Down to Earth
Also known as The Optimist in the USA
(1917) American
B&W : Five reels
Produced (directed) by John Emerson

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Bill Gaynor], Eileen Percy [Ethel Forsythe], Gustav von Seyffertitz [Doctor Jollyem], Charles P. McHugh [Doctor Small], Charles Gerrard [Charles Riddle], William H. Keith [Mr. Carter], Ruth Allen [Mrs. Lydia Fuller-Jermes], Fred Goodwins [Gordan Jinny], Florence Mayon [Mrs. Phattson Oiles], Herbert Standing [Mr. A.D. Speptic], David Porter [Mr. Coffin], Bull Montana [the wildman]

Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Artcraft Pictures Corporation [An Artcraft Picture]. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Photoplay (scenario) by Anita Loos and John Emerson, from a screen story by Douglas Fairbanks. Photography (cinematography) by Victor Fleming + [Harry Thorpe]. Intertitles by Anita Loos. / © 9 August 1917 by Artcraft Pictures Corporation [LP11227]. Released 12 August 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1097.

Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Accidents: Shipwrecks - Yachts

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1097; Limbacher-Feature p. 67.

Home video: DVD.

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