Jim the Penman
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Edwin S. Porter
Cast: John Mason [James Ralston], Harold Lockwood [Louis Percival], Russell Bassett [Baron Hartfeld], Frederick Perry [Captain Redwood], William Roselle [Lord Drelincourt], Marguerite Leslie [Nina L’Estrange]
Famous Players Film Company production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / From the play Jim the Penman by Charles Lawrence Young. Cinematography by [?] Edwin S. Porter and William E. Waddell? Presented by Daniel Frohman. / Released [?] 3 or 10? June 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Mason’s film debut. Despite attributions in modern publications, this film was not shot and exhibited in a stereographic cinematography process. On the morning of 10 June 1915, Porter and William E. Waddell presented stereoscopic motion pictures in a program at the Astor Theatre in New York, New York, which included standard format scenes from this film. The play was subsequently filmed as Jim the Penman (1921).
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Banks: Clerks - Crime: Forgery - Criminals: Forgers - Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives - Stereoscopic films - 3D film - United Kingdom: England: London - USA: Illinois: Chicago
Listing updated: 30 November 2010.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.2280; Hayes-3D pp. 3-5 : with additional information provided by Jack Theakston.