||Marion Davies and Harry Myers (right).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
Zander the Great
B&W : Eight reels / 6844 feet
Directed by George Hill
Cast: Marion Davies [Mamie Smith], Holbrook Blinn [Juan Fernández], Harrison Ford [Dan Murchison], Harry Watson [‘Good News’], Harry Myers [‘Texas’], George Siegmann [‘Black Bart’], Emily Fitzroy [the matron], Hobart Bosworth [the sheriff], Richard Carle [Mr. Pepper], Hedda Hopper [Mrs. Caldwell], Jack Huff [Zander], Olin Howland [Elmer Lovejoy], Charles Chaplin [Davies’ stunt double]
Cosmopolitan Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Frances Marion + [Lillie Hayward], from the play Zander the Great by Edward Salisbury Field. Set design by Joseph Urban. Costume design by Gretl Urban. Assistant director, James O’Neil. Cinematography by George Barnes and Harold Wenstrom. Edited by James McKay. / © 20 May 1925 by Cosmopolitan Pictures Corporation [LP21491]. Released [?] 2 or 4? May 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / According to Davies-Times p. 43, Chaplin (dressed as Davies) did the stunt work in the lion’s cage.
[?] Comedy?: Western.
Survival status: Print exists in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Listing updated: 8 June 2009.
References: Davies-Times pp. 42-43, 44, 90; Eames-MGM p. 20; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 59; Sweeney-Coming p. 84 : Website-AFI.