Merton of the Movies
B&W : Eight reels / 7655 feet
Directed by James Cruze
Cast: Glenn Hunter [Merton Gill], Viola Dana [Sally Montague, ‘Flips’], De Witt Jennings (DeWitt Jennings) [Jeff Baird], Elliott Rothe [Harold Parmalee], Charles Sellon [Pete Gashwiler], Sadie Gordon [Mrs. Gashwiler], Gale Henry [Tessie Kearns], Charles Ogle [Mr. Montague], Ethel Wales [Mrs. Montague], Luke Cosgrave [Lowell Hardy], Frank Jonasson [Henshaw], Eleanor Lawson [Mrs. Patterson]
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by James Cruze. Scenario by Walter Woods, from the play adaptation Merton of the Movies by George S. Kaufman and Marc Connelly of the novel Merton of the Movies by Harry Leon Wilson. Cinematography by Karl Brown. Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 10 September 1924 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP20550]. Released 3 November 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The play was subsequently filmed as Merton of the Movies (1947).
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Actors (Motion pictures) - Motion pictures: Studios - USA: California: Hollywood
Listing updated: 12 November 2009.
References: Edmonds-BigU p. 140; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 89, 249 : Website-AFI.