The Jungle (1914 film)
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|Directed by||Augustus Thomas|
John H. Pratt
|Written by||Benjamin S Cutler|
Upton Sinclair (novel)
|Distributed by||All-Star Feature Corporation|
The Jungle (1914) is an American drama silent film made by the All-Star Feature Corporation starring George Nash. The film is an adaptation of the 1906 book of the same name by Upton Sinclair, the only one to date. Sinclair reportedly bought the negative of the film prior to 1916, hoping to market the film nationally after its initial release in 1914. Sinclair himself reportedly appears at the beginning and end of the movie, as a sort of endorsement of the film.
The film, from historical accounts at the time of release, included the scene of Jurgis murdering the foreman who raped Jurgis' wife by throwing him over a walkway into a "sea of frightful horns passing beneath him" (cattle). The film was commonly screened at socialist meetings across America at the time.
- George Nash as Jurgis Rudkus
- Gail Kane as Ona
- Julia Hurley as Elzbieta
- Robert Cummings as Connor
- Alice Marc as Marija
- Robert Paton Gibbs as Antanas (as Robert Payton Gibbs)
- Clarence Handyside as John Durham
- E. P. Evers as Freddy Durham (as Ernest Evers)
- George Henry Irving
- Upton Sinclair as Himself
- "The Jungle". silentera.com.
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