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(1916) American
B&W : Serial / 15 episodes / 31 reels
Directed by Theodore W. Wharton, Leopold D. Wharton and Jacques Jaccard

Cast: Mrs. Vernon Castle (Irene Castle) [Patria Channing; and Elaine], Milton Sills [Captain Donald Parr], Warner Oland [Baron Huroki], Dorothy Green [?] [Fanny Adair or Fanny Blair]?, George Maharoni (George Majeroni) [Señor Juan de Lima], Wallace Beery [Pancho Villa], Marie Walcamp [Bess Morgan], Allan Murnane [Rodney Wrenn], Elsie Baker, Leroy Baker, Floyd Buckley, Nigel Barrie, Charles Brinley, Howard Cody, Jack Holt, Frank Honda, Sojin (Sojin Kamiyama), George Lessley, M.W. Rale, L. Dick Stewart (F.W. Stewart), Robin H. Townley, Rudolph Valentino

Wharton, Incorporated, production; distributed by International Film Service Company, Incorporated (Pathé Exchange, Incorporated). / Produced by Theodore W. Wharton and Leopold D. Wharton. Scenario by J.B. Clymer and Charles W. Goddard, from the novel The Last of the Fighting Channings by Louis Joseph Vance. Art direction by E. Douglas Bingham and Archer Chadwick. Head electrician, Leroy Baker. Assistant director, James Gordon. Cinematography by Levi Bacon, John K. Holbrook, Ray June and Lew Tree. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / 15 episodes (two reels each): [1] released 14 January 1917 (three reels); [7] “Red Dawn.” / William Randolph Hearst provided financing for the serial. Jaccard directed scenes shot in California (episodes 11-15) while the Whartons directed scenes shot in Ithaca, New York (episodes 1-10).


Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [incomplete (episodes 1-4 and 10 only)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Japanese - Mexicans - Serials - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 1 April 2017.

References: Bohn-Light p. 36; Brownlow-Parade p. 261; Edmonds-BigU p. 101; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 11; Lahue-Bound pp. 33, 49, 68; Lahue-Continued pp. 48-50, 180-181, 287; Pitts-Hollywood p. 8; Stedman-Serials p. 41 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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