Java Head (1923 film)

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Java Head
Java Head (1923) - Joy.jpg
Film still with Leatrice Joy
Directed by George Melford
Story by Waldemar Young (story and adaptation)
Based on Java Head
by Joseph Hergesheimer
Starring Leatrice Joy
Jacqueline Logan
Alan Roscoe
Cinematography Bert Glennon
Charles G. Clarke
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 28, 1923 (1923-01-28) (United States)
Running time
80 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Java Head is a 1923 American silent romantic drama film directed by George Melford and starring Leatrice Joy, Jacqueline Logan, Frederick Strong, Alan Roscoe, and Betty Bronson in a bit part. It is based on a popular novel of the same name by Joseph Hergesheimer.,[1] which in turn is named after the geographical feature. It is not known whether the film currently survives,[1] which suggests that it is a lost film.

Java Head was remade in a 1934 British sound film starring Anna May Wong, and released by Associated Talking Pictures.


  • Leatrice Joy - Taou Yuen
  • Jacqueline Logan - Nettie Vollar
  • Frederick Strong - Jeremy Ammidon
  • Alan Roscoe - Gerrit Ammidon (*probably as Albert Roscoe)
  • Arthur Stuart Hall - William Ammidon
  • Rose Tapley - Rhoda Ammidon
  • Violet Axzelle - Laurel Ammidon
  • Audrey Berry - Sisall Ammidon
  • Polly Archer - Camilla Ammidon
  • Betty Bronson - Janet Ammidon
  • Raymond Hatton - Edward Dunsack
  • Helen Lindroth - Kate Vollar
  • Dan Pennell - Broadrick
  • George S. Stevens - The Butler
  • Mimi Sherwood - The Maid
  • Frances Hatton - The Nurse

Production notes[edit]

Exterior scenes were shot on location in Salem, Massachusetts where the film is also set.[2]


  1. ^ a b Progressive Silent Film List: Java Head at
  2. ^ Sherwood, Robert Emmet (1923). The Best Moving Pictures of ... Also Who's who in the Movies and the Yearbook of the American Screen. Small, Maynard. p. 104. 

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