Perils of the Wild

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Perils of the Wild
Theatrical poster
Directed by Francis Ford
Written by Isadore Bernstein
William Lord Wright
Johann David Wyss
Starring Joe Bonomo
Margaret Quimby
Release dates
  • August 27, 1925 (1925-08-27)
Running time
15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent

Perils of the Wild is a 1925 American adventure film serial directed by Francis Ford. The film is considered to be lost.[1] This serial was based on The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss.[2]


  • Joe Bonomo as Frederick Robinson. Bonomo performed his own stunts. He fractured his leg and received an injured sacroiliac during filming.[2]
  • Margaret Quimby as Emily Montrose
  • Jack Mower as Sir Charles Leicester
  • Alfred Allen as Captain William Robinson
  • Eva Gordon as Frau Mitilla Robinson
  • Jack Murphy as Jack Robinson
  • Howard Enstedt as Ernest Robinson
  • Francis Irwin as Francis Robinson
  • William Dyer as Black John
  • Albert Prisco as Tonie
  • Fanny Warren as Bonita (as Fannie Warren)
  • John Wallace as Pirate
  • James Welsh as Pirate
  • Philip Ford as Pirate (as Phil Ford)
  • Sammy Gervon as Pirate
  • Boris Karloff

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Perils of the Wild". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "13. The Classics "You Say 'What Dost Thou Mean By That?' and Push Him Off the Cliff"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 322. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. 

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