Liberty (serial)

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Film poster
Directed by Jacques Jaccard
Henry MacRae
Produced by Jacques Jaccard
Written by Jacques Jaccard
W.B. Pearson
Starring Marie Walcamp
Jack Holt
Distributed by Universal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • August 14, 1916 (1916-08-14)
Running time
20 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Liberty (also known as Liberty, A Daughter of the USA) is a 1916 American Western film serial directed by Jacques Jaccard and Henry MacRae, and was the first purely Western serial ever made. The film is now presumed to be lost.[1]


Liberty Horton, an American heiress, is kidnapped by a Mexican rebel and ransomed to fund his rebellion.



Liberty, a Daughter of the USA was the first purely Western serial, although Western elements were included in earlier serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914).[2] A print of Liberty was one of the primary footage sources used for the compilation film The Revenge of Pancho Villa (1930–36).[3]

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  1. ^ "Liberty, A Daughter of the U.S.A.". Silent Era: Progressive Silent Film List. Retrieved September 16, 2008. 
  2. ^ Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "12. The Westerns "Who Was That Masked Man!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9. 
  3. ^ Rocha, George C. (December 2002). "La venganza de Pancho Villa (The Vengeance of Pancho Villa): A lost and found border film" (PDF). Journal of Film Preservation. Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (65): 24–29. ISSN 1609-2694. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 

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