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The Pride of the Clan

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The Pride of the Clan
Film poster
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Written byElaine Sterne Carrington
Charles E. Whittaker
Produced byMary Pickford
StarringMary Pickford
Matt Moore
CinematographyJohn van den Broek
Lucien Andriot
Distributed byArtcraft Pictures Corporation
Release date
January 7, 1917
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Set photos during production Marblehead, Mass
Set photos during production Marblehead, Mass
Mary Pickford on set in Marblehead, Mass
Mary Pickford on set in Marblehead, Mass
The Pride of the Clan
The Pride of the Clan

The Pride of the Clan is a 1917 American silent romantic drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur, and starring Mary Pickford and Matt Moore.[1]


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Cast Billing


"After her father, the chieftain of a clan off the western coast of Scotland, dies at sea during a storm, Marget MacTavish consoles the other clan members even though she is heartbroken. On the Sabbath, Marget takes command as chieftain and drives everyone into the nearly empty church, except for David Pitcairn, who thinks that praying is fruitless. When Marget and Jamie Campbell, a young fisherman, become engaged in a traditional ceremony, Mrs. Campbell writes to the Countess of Dunstable and confesses that years earlier, she, as Jamie's nurse, reported Jamie's death so that she could raise him. The countess arrives with her second husband, an Earl, who convinces Marget that for Jamie's sake she should break the engagement. Although Jamie protests, Marget uses her authority as chieftain to command him to leave her. Marget drifts to sea to leave the area, but her old, unseaworthy vessel begins to sink. Pitcairn awakens and rings an alarm, then prays for Marget as Jamie takes a power boat from his mother's yacht and rescues her. Jamie's parents then accept the marriage."[2]


The film was shot in Marblehead, Massachusetts and Fort Lee, New Jersey where many early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based there at the beginning of the 20th century.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Pride of the Clan at
  2. ^ "The Pride of the Clan (1917) - Full Synopsis -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 2020-05-10.
  3. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8
  4. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30.
  5. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5
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