||Douglas Fairbanks (left) and Herbert Grimwood.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
When the Clouds Roll By
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Victor Fleming
Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Daniel Boone Brown], Kathleen Clifford [Lucette Bancroft], Frank Campeau [Mayor Mark Drake], Ralph Lewis [Curtis Brown, Daniel’s uncle], Herbert Grimwood [Doctor Ulrich Metz], Albert MacQuarrie (Albert McQuarrie) [Hobson, Brown’s valet], Daisy Robinson [Bobby De Vere]; Bull Montana [the nightmare], Babe London [the switchboard operator]
Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Scenario by T.J.G. (Thomas J. Geraghty), from a screen story by Douglas Fairbanks. Production manager, Robert Fairbanks. Art direction by Edward M. Langley. Assistant director, Theodore Reed. Cinematography by William McGann and Harry Thorpe. Art titles (intertitles artwork) by Henry Clive. / © 21 December 1919 by Douglas Fairbanks Pictures Corporation [LP14595]. Released 29 December 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Cheer Up. Fleming’s directorial debut.
Synopsis: Synopses available in AFI-F1 n. F1.4900, and in Variety-19200102 p. 73.
Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Apartments - Badges - Domestics: Valets - Dreams (Bad) - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen - Marriages - Mayors - Psychiatry - Scams - Superstitions - Telephones: Switchboards - Transportation: Ferries, Trains - USA: California, New York (New York: Manhattan), Oklahoma - Water: Floods
Listing updated: 24 September 2013.
References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.4900; Bardèche-History pp. 212, 225; Everson-American p. 132; Limbacher-Feature p. 273; Shipman-Cinema p. 66 : Variety-19200102 p. 73.
Home video: DVD.