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Quincy Adams Sawyer

1922 film by Clarence G. Badger / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Quincy Adams Sawyer is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Clarence G. Badger. Distributed by Metro Pictures, the film is written by Bernard McConville, based on the 1900 novel Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks, written by Charles Felton Pidgin. The novel had sold over 1.5 million copies at the time, and had had a successful run as a play (written by Justin Adams). (An earlier film version had been made in 1912.) Pidgin went on in later years to write two sequels to his novel due to its immense popularity.[1]

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Quincy Adams Sawyer
1922 lobby card
Directed byClarence G. Badger
Charles Hunt (asst. dir.)
Written byBernard McConville (screenplay)
Winifred Dunn (titles)
Based onQuincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks
by Charles Felton Pidgin
Produced byArthur H. Sawyer
Herbert Lubin
StarringJohn Bowers
Blanche Sweet
Lon Chaney
Barbara La Marr
CinematographyRudolph J. Bergquist
Sawyer-Lubin Productions
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
Dec. 4, 1922
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film starred Lon Chaney, Elmo Lincoln, Barbara La Marr, Blanche Sweet, Louise Fazenda and John Bowers. Parts of the 1922 film were shot along the Columbia River in Washington State, and in Del Monte, California. A still exists showing Chaney in a scene from the film.[2] The film's tagline was "Ten million people hungrily read the novel by Charles Felton Pidgin. And the photo play, of the homespun folks of old New England, is the kind everybody enjoys.".

The film was re-released in 1927 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (after Barbara La Marr died), and is now considered a lost film.[3]