Fultah Fisher's Boarding House

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Fultah Fisher's Boarding House
Directed by Frank Capra
Produced by Walter Montague
Written by Frank Capra
Rudyard Kipling (poem)
Walter Montague (scenario)
Starring Mildred Owens
Ethan Allen
Olaf Skavlan
Edited by Frank Capra
Fireside Productions
Release date(s)
  • April 2, 1922 (1922-04-02)
Running time 12 min
Country United States
Language English Intertitles
Budget $1,700

Fultah Fisher's Boarding House is a silent film short and was the first film directed by Frank Capra.[1] It was based on a poem by Rudyard Kipling.[2]


Fultah Fisher runs a boarding house catering to seamen passing through the port. A local girl known as Anne of Austria has had many lovers amongst the sailors, and is currently linked to Salem Hardieker, a tough Bostonian. When Anne is drawn to a new potential lover, Hans, he rejects her, knowing she's Salem's girl.[3]



Frank Capra, on his first attempt at making a film, managed to write, cast, direct and edit the film all on his own. The film was shot in San Francisco.[4]


  1. ^ http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/296446/Fultah-Fisher-s-Boarding-House/overview
  2. ^ http://globalfilm2010.blogs.wm.edu/films/fultah-fisher%E2%80%99s-boarding-house/
  3. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0205957/
  4. ^ http://globalfilm2010.blogs.wm.edu/films/fultah-fisher%E2%80%99s-boarding-house/