Stephen Steps Out
|Stephen Steps Out|
|Directed by||Joseph Henabery|
|Written by||Edfrid Bingham (scenario)|
|Based on||"The Grand Cross of the Desert"|
by Richard Harding Davis
|Produced by||Jesse Lasky|
|Starring||Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.|
|Cinematography||Faxon M. Dean|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|6 reels;(5,652 feet)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Stephen Steps Out is a 1923 American silent comedy film that is notable as being the first starring role for the still teenaged Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Directed by Joseph Henabery, it was based on a short story by Richard Harding Davis, "The Grand Cross of the Desert."
With this film the young Fairbanks Jr. opted for a screen career despite opposition from his famous father, Douglas Fairbanks.
"I was terribly chubby," recalled Fairbanks Jr. "Did it for the money. When my parents separated, it was hardly amicable and mother and I needed to eat. Movie companies were willing to exploit my famous name. I didn't really understand that at the time."
- Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as Stephen Harlow Jr.
- Theodore Roberts as Stephen Harlow Sr.
- Noah Beery, Sr. as Muley Pasha
- Harry Myers as Harry Stetson
- Frank Currier as Doctor Lyman Black
- James O. Barrows as Professor Gilman
- Fanny Midgley as Mrs. Gilman (credited as Fannie Midgley)
- Bertram Johns as Virgil Smythe
- George Field as Osman
- Maurice Freeman as Rustem
- Fred Warren as the sultan
- Pat Moore as the sultan's son
- Jack Herbert as secretary
- Frank Nelson as hotel proprietor
- Progressive Silent Film List: Stephen Steps Out at silentera.com
- Bawden, James; Miller, Ron (March 4, 2016). Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era. University Press of Kentucky. p. 94. ISBN 9780813167121.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Stephen Steps Out
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Stephen Steps Out
- Stephen Steps Out at IMDb
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- Lantern slide at silenthollywood.com
- Long poster daybill