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The Mollycoddle
(1920) American
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Victor Fleming

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Richard Marshall III; Richard Marshall IV; and Richard Marshall V], Ruth Renick [Virginia Hale], Wallace Beery [Henry Van Holkar], Morris Hughes [Patrick O’Flanagan], George Stewart [Ole Olsen], Paul Burns [Samuel Levinski], Adele Farrington [Mrs. Warren], Betty Bouton [Molly Warren]; Charles Stevens [Yellow Horse], Lewis Hippe [the first mate], Albert McQuarrie [the “Desert Yacht” driver], Frank Campeau, Eagle Eye [?] (Charles Eagle Eye)?, Freddie Hawk

Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Scenario editor (scenario by) Tom J. Geraghty (Thomas J. Geraghty) + [Douglas Fairbanks], from a screen story by Harold MacGrath. Production manager, Robert Fairbanks. Art direction by Edward Langley (Edward M. Langley). Technical effects by Robert Fairbanks. Assistant director, Theodore Reed. Photography (cinematography) by Harry Thorpe and William McGann. / © 15 June 1920 by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation [LP15296]. Released 13 June 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Hawk’s film debut.

Comedy-Drama: Crime.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3029.

Survival status: Prints exist in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive]; and in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Americans (Abroad) - Animals: Cats, Dogs, Horses - Animation [paper] - Avalanches - Beaches - Binoculars - Blacks - Blankets - Books - Canes - Canyons - Chairs: Wicker - Chases - Children - Cigarette cases - Cigarette holders - Crime: Rape (Attempted) - Criminals: Smugglers - Death - Deserts - Desks - Diamonds - Dinner parties - English - Explosives: Dynamite - Fights: Guns - Fireplaces - Fires - Fish - Fishing nets - Flags - French - Furnaces - Gambling - Games: Dice - Gazebos - Hats - Italians - Lamp posts - Lamps - Maps - Marriages - Merry-Go-Rounds - Mines - Money - Monocles - Monte Carlo - Musical instruments: Drums, Ukeleles - Musicians: Drummers - Native Americans: Hopi tribe - Offices - Palms - Park benches - Pencils - Radios - Rescues - Rich people - Rivers - Russians - Sailors - Saloons - Schooners - Secret Service - Shanghied - Stoking - Stowaways - Street scenes - Telegrams - Tobacco: Chewing, Cigarettes, Cigars - Tools: Shovels - Transportation: Buses: Touring - Tuxedos - USA: Arizona - USA: New York - USA: Texas: Galveston - USA: Washington DC - Watches: Pocket - Water - Waterfalls - Waves - Weapons: Guns - Wind - Yachts

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.3029; Bardèche-History p. 212; Bohn-Light p. 98; Carroll-Matinee p. 102; Limbacher-Feature p. 163; Sweeney-Coming p. 21 : Website-NFPF.

Home video: DVD.

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