Barbary Sheep (film)

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Barbary Sheep
Barbary Sheep 1917.jpg
Newspaper advertisement.
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Charles Maigne (scenario)
Based on Barbary Sheep 
by Robert Smythe Hichens
Starring Elsie Ferguson
Cinematography John van den Broek
Distributed by Artcraft Pictures
Release dates
  • September 10, 1917 (1917-09-10)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Barbary Sheep is a 1917 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Artcraft Pictures, an affiliate of Paramount Pictures. The film was directed by Maurice Tourneur and stars Elsie Ferguson in her motion picture debut. This picture is said to have George M. Cohan in his film debut as well. It was thought to be a lost film until an 8-minute clip was found in the Gosfilmfond archive.[1][2]




  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Barbary Sheep at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988

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