The Call of the North (1914 film)

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The Call of the North is a 1914 American silent adventure-drama film directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille. It is based on the 1903 novel, The Conjuror's House; a Romance of the Free Forest by Stewart Edward White and its 1908 play adaptation The Call of the North by George Broadhurst. Robert Edeson starred in the play and reprises his role in this film. He played a dual role of both Ned Stewart and his own father, Graehme Stewart.[2][3]

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The Call of the North
Film still
Directed byOscar Apfel
Cecil B. DeMille
Written byGeorge Broadhurst (screenplay)
Stewart Edward White (original novel)[1]
Produced byJesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. Inc.[1]
StarringRobert Edeson
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byMamie Wagner
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 10, 1914 (1914-08-10)
Running time
5 reels[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A copy of the film exists in the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.[2] The film was remade by Paramount in 1921 with Jack Holt in the lead role.