His Majesty, the American
Also known as One of the Blood in the United Kingdom
B&W : Eight reels / 7832 feet
Directed by Joseph Henabery
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [William Brooks], Marjorie Daw [Felice, the Countess of Montenac], Frank Campeau [Grand Duke Sarzeau], Sam Sothern [Phillipe the Fourth], Jay Dwiggins [Emile Meltz], Lillian Langdon [Margeurita, the Princess of Alaine], Albert McQuarrie, Bull Montana, Will Gillis, Phil Gastrox, Karla Schramm, Boris Karloff [extra]
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Scenario by Joseph Henabery and Elton Banks (Douglas Fairbanks), from a screen story by Elton Banks (Douglas Fairbanks). Scenario editor, Theodore Reed. Art direction by Max Parker. Backdrop painting by Ferdinand Earle. Assistant director, Albert McQuarrie. Cinematography by Vic Fleming (Victor Fleming) and Glen MacWilliams. / © 1 September 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation [LP14608]. Premiered 31 August 1919 in Chicago, Illinois. Released 1 September 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / This production was the first film to be released by United Artists. The film opened in the Capitol Theatre in New York, New York, on 24 October 1919.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1983.
Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 24 September 2013.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1983; Bardèche-History p. 212; Bohn-Light p. 98; Brownlow-Parade p. 42; Carroll-Matinee p. 100; Everson-American pp. 113, 132, 182g, 305, 370; Limbacher-Feature p. 110; Nollen-Karloff pp. 10, 350; Shipman-Cinema p. 66; Webb-Hollywood p. 181.
Home video: DVD.