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Smashing Barriers
(1919) American
B&W : Serial / 15 episodes
Directed by William Duncan

Cast: William Duncan [Dan Stevens], Edith Johnson [Helen Cole], Walter Rodgers [‘Slicker’ Williams], George Stanley [John Stevens], Fred Darnton [Benjamin Cole], Slim Cole [‘Long’ Tom Brown], William McCall [Henry Marlin], Joe Ryan [‘Wirenail’ Hedges], Vincente Howard, Dorothea Wolbert

The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by [?] V-L-S-E, Incorporated, or The Vitagraph Company of America? / Scenario by Graham Baker (C. Graham Baker) and R. Cecil Smith, from a screen story by Albert E. Smith and Cyrus Townsend Brady. Presented by Albert E. Smith. / 15 episodes: [1] “Test of Courage,” released 1 September 1919; [2] “The Plunge of Death”. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The serial was edited down to six reels and released as a feature film by [?] The Vitagraph Company of America? in September 1923.

Drama.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 4 March 2012.

References: Film credits : Lahue-Continued pp. 199, 288 : ClasIm-224 pp. 54, 55 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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