The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
|The Knickerbocker Buckaroo|
Theatrical poster to The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
|Directed by||Albert Parker
Arthur Rosson (asst. director)
|Produced by||Douglas Fairbanks|
|Story by||Elton Thomas
Famous Players-Lasky/Artcraft Pictures Corporation
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Knickerbocker Buckaroo was a 1919 American silent Western/romantic comedy film directed by Albert Parker and starring Douglas Fairbanks, who also wrote (under the pseudonym Elton Thomas) and produced the film. The Knickerbocker Buckaroo is now considered lost.
Fairbanks plays a hedonistic New York City aristocrat who tries to change his selfish ways by heading to Sonora, Texas to carry out a campaign of altruism. Along the way, he is mistaken for a Mexican bandit and is pursued by a corrupt sheriff who is in pursuit of the bandit's hidden fortune.
The Knickerbocker Buckaroo was Fairbanks' last film under his contract with Paramount Pictures. After this production, he worked exclusively at United Artists, a company he co-founded in 1919 with Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith.
- Douglas Fairbanks as Teddy Drake
- Marjorie Daw as Rita Allison
- William A. Wellman as Henry (Wellman's debut in the film industry)
- Frank Campeau as Crooked Sheriff
- Edythe Chapman as Teddy's Mother
- Albert MacQuarrie as Manual Lopez
- Ernest Butterworth
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Knickerbocker Buckaroo at silentera.com
- Vance, Jeffrey (2008). Douglas Fairbanks. University of California Press. p. 57. ISBN 0520256670. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
- Thompson, Frank. Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared, pages 86-89. Citadel Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8065-1604-6
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