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Scarlet Days
(1919) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6916 feet
Directed by D.W. Griffith

Cast: Richard Barthelmess [Alvarez], Clarine Seymour [Chiquita], Eugenie Besserer [Rosie Nell], Carol Dempster [Lady Fair, her daughter], Ralph Graves [John Randolph], Walter Long [King Bagley], George Fawcett [the sheriff], Kate Bruce [the aunt], Rhea Haines [Spasm Sal], Adolph Lestina (Adolphe Lestina) [Randolph’s partner], Herbert Sutch [the marshall], J. Westley Warner [Alvarez’s man]

D.W. Griffith production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Paramount-Artcraft Pictures]. / Produced by D.W. Griffith. Scenario by Stanner E.V. Taylor, from a screen story by Stanner E.V. Taylor. Cinematography by G.W. Bitzer. Edited by James Smith. Presented by D.W. Griffith. / © 24 October 1919 by D.W. Griffith [LP14367]. Premiered 9 November 1919 at the Rivoli Theatre in New York, New York. Released 30 November 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama: Western.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3872.

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

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Criminals: Bandits - Families: Mother-daughter relationships - Law: Enforcement: Police: Sheriffs, Posses - Mexicans - USA: California - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3872; Barry-Griffith pp. 29, 59, 61; Everson-American p. 167; Katchmer-Eighty pp. 17, 20; Sinyard-Silent p. 90; Weaver-Twenty p. 50 : ClasIm-224 p. 38.

Home video: DVD.

 
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