The Mollycoddle

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The Mollycoddle
movie poster
Directed by Victor Fleming
Written by Thomas J. Geraghty
Harold MacGrath
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Wallace Beery
Cinematography William McGann
Harry Thorpe
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • June 13, 1920 (1920-06-13)
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Mollycoddle is a 1920 American film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Wallace Beery, and directed by Victor Fleming.[1][2] Beery plays an ice-cold villain brawling with Fairbanks' character all the way down the side of a steep mountain in one sequence. A copy of the film is in the Museum of Modern Art and in other film collections.[1]

Cast (in credits order)[edit]

  • Douglas Fairbanks ... Richard Marshall III, IV and V
  • Ruth Renick ... Virginia Hale
  • Wallace Beery ... Henry von Holkar
  • Paul Burns ... Samuel Levinski
  • Morris Hughes ... Patrick O'Flannigan
  • George Stewart ... Ole Olsen
  • Charles Stevens ... Yellow Horse
  • Lewis Hippe ... First Mate
  • Betty Bouton ... Mollie Warren
  • Adele Farrington ... Mrs. Warren
  • Albert MacQuarrie ... Driver of the Desert Yacht
  • Freddie Hawk ... Girl Hobo

Uncredited cast[edit]

  • Bob Burns ... Barfly (uncredited)
  • Frank Campeau ... Man at Trading Post (uncredited)
  • Eagle Eye ... Chief (uncredited)
  • Bull Montana ... Cannery Worker (uncredited)

Production crew[edit]

  • Cinematography by William C. McGann & Harris Thorpe
  • Art Direction by Edward M. Langley
  • Second Unit Director Theodore Reed
  • Technical effects - Robert Fairbanks
  • Supervisor - Douglas Fairbanks


  1. ^ a b Progressive Silent Film List: The Mollycoddle at
  2. ^ "The Mollycoddle". American Film Institute. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 

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