David Harum (1915 film)

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David Harum
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Written by Allan Dwan
Based on David Harum
by Edward Noyes Westcott
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 22, 1915 (1915-02-22)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

David Harum is a 1915 American silent comedy-drama romance film written and directed by Allan Dwan, produced by Famous Players Film Company and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is based on the 1899 novel of the same name by Edward Noyes Westcott and the 1900 Broadway play based on the novel, starring William H. Crane (Crane also starred in two subsequent Broadway revivals). Crane agreed to star in the film (which was his debut) only if the film was written exactly as the play. David Harum is the only film of Dwan's for Famous Players that still survives.[1] A print is preserved at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York and the Cinémathèque Française in Paris.[2]

The novel was again adapted for the screen in 1934 starring Will Rogers in the title role.[3]



  1. ^ Lombardi, Frederic (2013). Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios. McFarland. p. 37. ISBN 0-786-43485-6. 
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: David Harum
  3. ^ Whiting, Jim (2005). Analecta: Selected Reflections of a Cartoonist's Life. Trafford Publishing. p. 22. ISBN 1-412-04943-1. 

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