Three Wise Fools
B&W : Seven reels / 6946 feet
Directed by King Vidor
Cast: Claude Gillingwater [Theodore Findley], Eleanor Boardman [Rena Fairchild; and Sydney Fairchild], William H. Crane [Honorable James Trumbull], Alec B. Francis [Doctor Richard Gaunt], John Sainpolis [John Crawshay], Brinsley Shaw [Benny, the duck], Fred Esmelton [Gray], William Haines [Gordon Schuyler], Lucien Littlefield [Douglas], ZaSu Pitts [Mickey], Martha Mattox [Saunders], Fred J. Butler [Poole], Charles Hickman [Clancy], Craig Biddle Jr. [the young Findley], Creighton Hale [the young Trumbull], Raymond Hatton [the young Gaunt]
Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by June Mathis [?] + [King Vidor]?, from an adaptation by John McDermott and James O’Hanlon of the play Three Wise Fools by Austin Strong and Winchell Smith. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons. Cinematography by Charles Van Enger. / © 5 July 1923 by Goldwyn Pictures Corporation [LP19173]. Released 19 August 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Boardman’s first film with her future husband, Vidor.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 21 May 2012.
References: Dowd-Vidor pp. 29, 37-39, 40, 44, 51, 147, 150d, 150e; Drew-Speaking pp. 41, 274 : Website-AFI.