Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
B&W : Seven reels / 7118 feet
Directed by Henry King
Cast: Richard Barthelmess [David Kinemon], Gladys Hulette [Esther Hatburn], Ernest Torrence [Luke Hatburn], Walter P. Lewis [Iscah Hatburn], Forrest Robinson [Grandpa Hatburn], Laurence Eddinger [Senator Gault], Edmund Gurney [Hunter Kinemon, David’s father], Warner Richmond [Allen Kinemon], Marion Abbott [Mrs. Kinemon, David’s mother], Ralph Yearsley [Ralph Bausfield], Henry Hallam [doctor], Patterson Dial [Rose Kinemon], Lassie the dog [dog]
Inspiration Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by First National Exhibitors’ Circuit, Incorporated [A First National Attraction]. / Scenario by Edmund Goulding and Henry King, from the short story “Tol’able David” by Joseph Hergesheimer. Photographed (cinematography) by Henry Cronjager. Edited by Duncan Mansfield. Presented by Charles H. Duell. / © 14 December 1921 by Associated First National Pictures, Incorporated [LP17357]. Released 21 November 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The scenario is partially based on an adaptation by D.W. Griffith of the source story. The production was shot on location in Virginia. Torrence’s film debut.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.5753.
Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive; also in private collections [16mm reduction positives], [8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Animals: Dogs
Listing updated: 29 February 2012.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.5753; Bohn-Light pp. xxi, 85, 91, 92, 94; Brownlow-Parade pp. 106-108, 194; Card-Seductive p. 57; Carroll-Matinee p. 119; Everson-American pp. 160, 163, 164, 165, 166, 171, 182c, 200, 323; Fell-History pp. 110-111; Gallagher-Ford p. 452; Katchmer-Eighty pp. 15, 17, 20; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 25-26, 29; Leish-Cinema p. 53; Limbacher-Feature p. 254; Quirk-Colman p. 86; Sherwood-Best p. xvii; Shipman-Cinema p. 72; Sweeney-Coming pp. 23, 33; Weaver-Twenty p. 452 : AmerCine-199510 p. 100; ClasIm-225 p. 51 : Website-NFPF.
Home video: DVD.