Liberty (serial)

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Directed by Jacques Jaccard
Henry MacRae
Produced by Jacques Jaccard
Written by Jacques Jaccard
W.B. Pearson
Starring Marie Walcamp
Jack Holt
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release dates
  • August 14, 1916 (1916-08-14)
Running time 20 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent

Liberty (also known as Liberty, A Daughter of the USA) is a 1916 American Western film serial directed by Jacques Jaccard and Henry MacRae. It was the first purely western serial ever made. The film is now presumed to be lost.[1]


Liberty Horton, an American heiress, is kidnapped by a Mexican rebel and ransomed to fund his rebellion.



Liberty, a Daughter of the USA was the first purely western serial, although western elements were included in earlier serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914).[2]

A print of Liberty was one of the primary footage sources used for the compilation film The Revenge of Pancho Villa (1930–36).[3]

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  1. ^ "Liberty, A Daughter of the U.S.A.". Silent Era: Progressive Silent Film List. Retrieved 2008-09-16. 
  2. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "12. The Westerns "Who Was That Masked Man!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. 
  3. ^ Rocha, George C. (December 2002). "La venganza de Pancho Villa (The Vengeance of Pancho Villa): A lost and found border film". Journal of Film Preservation (Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film) (65): pp. 24–29. ISSN 1609-2694. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

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