Jim the Penman (1915 film)

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Jim the Penman
Directed by Edwin S. Porter
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Starring John B. Mason
Harold Lockwood
Cinematography Edwin S. Porter
William Waddell
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates June 3, 1915
Running time 5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent

Jim the Penman is a 1915 silent film crime drama produced by the Famous Players Film Company and released through Paramount Pictures. This film is the first movie of the famous stage mystery. The film was directed by Edwin S. Porter and starred stage actor John B. Mason, in his debut film, keeping in line with Adolph Zukor's efforts to recruit famous stage actors for films. Co-starring with Mason was young up and coming favorite Harold Lockwood. Mason had played the part on the stage in the 1910 season on Broadway.[1] Some sources erroneously credit this film as being shot in stereoscopic format a sort of widescreen 3-D, but the film was shot in ordinary 1/33 scale. This film is lost.[2]

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