Lightnin' (1925 film)

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Lightnin poster.jpg
Directed by John Ford
Written by Frances Marion
Based on Lightnin'
by Winchell Smith and Frank Bacon
Starring Jay Hunt
Wallace MacDonald
Cinematography Joseph H. August
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • August 23, 1925 (1925-08-23)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Lightnin' is a 1925 American silent comedy film directed by John Ford.[1] It was based on a successful play of the same name. The original run of the play started in 1918 at the Gaiety Theatre (New York) and continued for 1,291 performances, breaking the record for longest running play at that time.[2][3]

The film was remade in 1930 by Henry King for Fox as an early talkie starring Will Rogers with support from Louise Dresser and Joel McCrea.



  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Lightnin'". Retrieved March 5, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Old Play in Manhattan". Time Magazine. Theater. Vol. XXXII no. 13. Sep 26, 1938. 
  3. ^ Lightnin at the Internet Broadway Database

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