|Directed by||D. W. Griffith|
|Produced by||D. W. Griffith|
|Written by||Stanner E. V. Taylor (original story, scenario)|
|Cinematography||G. W. Bitzer|
|Edited by||James Smith|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures/Artcraft|
|7 reels (6,916 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Scarlet Days is a 1919 American silent western film produced and directed by D. W. Griffith and released through Paramount/Artcraft Pictures, Artcraft being an affiliate of Paramount. Richard Barthelmess stars in a role for which Griffith had screentested Rudolph Valentino.
As described in a film magazine, Rosie Nell (Besserer), a woman of dance halls in early lawless California, is wrongly charged with the murder of one of her fellow entertainers. Because her daughter (Dempster), who knows nothing of her mother's station in life, is to return the next day from her school in the east, Rosie is granted three days of grace to be spent in company with her daughter at a nearby cabin. The three days pass happily, but King Bagley (Long), manager of the dance hall, has seen the daughter and determined to make her his own. The women barricade themselves in the cabin to resist capture and Alvarez (Barthelmess), a young outlaw with considerable local prestige, comes to their assistance. John Randolph (Graves), who also loves the young woman, joins the fight on their side, which ends with the timely arrival of the Sheriff (Fawcett). This results in a happy ending.
- Richard Barthelmess as Alvarez
- Eugenie Besserer as Rosie Nell
- Carol Dempster as Lady Fair
- Clarine Seymour as Chiquita
- Ralph Graves as Randolph
- George Fawcett as The Sheriff
- Walter Long as King Bagley
- Kate Bruce as Aunt
- Rhea Haines as Spasm Sal
- Adolph Lestina as Randolph's Friend
- Herbert Sutch as The Second Sheriff
- J. Wesley Warner as Alvarez's Man
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Scarlet Days". silentera.com.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
- "Soviet Film Archive Provide Americana Two Missing Works of D.W. Griffith" (PDF). Museum of Modern Art. March 24, 1969. Retrieved February 21, 2016.
- "Reviews: Scarlet Days". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (26): 71. December 20, 1919.
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