Cameo Kirby (1923 film)

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Cameo Kirby
Cameo Kirby lobby card 2.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by John Ford
Produced by William Fox
Written by Robert N. Lee
Based on Cameo Kirby (play)
by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson
Cinematography George Schneiderman
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • October 21, 1923 (1923-10-21) (USA)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Cameo Kirby is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by John Ford which starred John Gilbert and Gertrude Olmstead and featured Jean Arthur in her onscreen debut. It was Ford's first film credited as John Ford instead of Jack Ford.[1] It was based on a play by Booth Tarkington and Harry Leon Wilson. The story had been filmed as a silent before in 1914 with Dustin Farnum, who had originated the role on Broadway in 1909. The film was remade as a talking musical film in 1930.

Prints of the film exist in the UCLA Film and Television Archive and at the Cinemateca Portuguesa (Portuguese Film Archive), in Lisbon.[2]



  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Cameo Kirby". Silent Era. Retrieved March 3, 2008.
  2. ^ "Cameo Kirby". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.

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