B&W : Five reels
Directed by Marshall Neilan
Cast: Mary Pickford [M’liss Smith], Theodore Roberts [‘Bummer’ Smith], Thomas Meighan [Charles Gray], Tully Marshall [Judge McSnagley], Charles Ogle [‘Yuba’ Bill], Monte Blue [‘Mexican Joe’], Winifred Greenwood [Clara Parker], Helen Kelly [Clytemnestra Veronica McSnagley], Val Paul [Jim Peterson], W.H. Brown [Sheriff Sandy Waddles], John Burton [Parson Bean], Bud Post [Butch Saunders], Guy Oliver [‘Snakebite’ Saunders]
Mary Pickford Film Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Artcraft Pictures]. / Scenario by Frances Marion, from the novel M’liss: An Idyll of Red Mountain by Bret Harte. Art direction by Wilfred Buckland. Assistant director, Al Green (Alfred E. Green). Cinematography by Walter Stradling. / © 18 April 1918 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP12321]. Released 13 May 1918. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The novel was previously filmed as M’liss (1915). The novel was subsequently filmed as The Girl Who Ran Wild (1922).
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3011.
Survival status: Print exists in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [35mm fine-grain duplicate master positive, 35mm duplicate positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 20 June 2012.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3011; Eyman-Pickford p. 331; Fell-History p. 84; Jewell-RKO p. 97; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 153 : ClasIm-240 p. 44 : Website-Pickford.
Home video: DVD.