An American Citizen

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An American Citizen
John Barrymore in An American Citizen, 1914.JPG
Scene from a newspaper
Directed by J. Searle Dawley
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Based on An American Citizen
by Madeleine Lucette Reilly
Starring John Barrymore
Distributed by Famous Players Film Company
Release date
  • January 14, 1914 (1914-01-14) (United States)
Running time
4 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

An American Citizen was a 1914 American silent romantic comedy film directed by J. Searle Dawley. The film is noteworthy as the feature film debut of John Barrymore. Distributed by Famous Players Film Company, the film is based on the 1897 Broadway play of the same name by Madeleine Lucette Reilly.[1] The film is now presumed lost.[2]

newspaper advertisement


  • John Barrymore - Beresford Kruger
  • Evelyn Moore - Beatrice Carewe
  • Peter Lang - Peter Barbury
  • Hal Clarendon - Egerton Brown
  • Mrs. M.S. Smith - Carola Chapin
  • Ethel West - Georgia Chapin
  • Howard Missimer - Sir Humphrey Bunn
  • Edith Henkle - Lady Bunn
  • Alexander Gaden - Otto Storbie
  • Wellington A. Playter - Valet
  • Joe Short - Office Boy
  • Ernest Truex - Mercury

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Tibbetts, John C (1985). The American Theatrical Film: Stages in Development. John C. p. 69. ISBN 0-879-72289-4. 
  2. ^ Tibbetts, John C.; Welsh, James M, eds. (2010). American Classic Screen Features. Scarecrow Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-810-87679-5. 

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