The White Desert

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The White Desert
The White Desert FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Reginald Barker
Written by Monte M. Katterjohn
Gordon Rigby
Lew Lipton
Based on book The White Desert by Courtney Riley Cooper
Starring Claire Windsor
Pat O'Malley
Cinematography Percy Hilburn
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • May 4, 1925 (1925-05-04)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The White Desert is a 1925 drama film directed by Reginald Barker. The film stars Claire Windsor and Pat O'Malley, with Robert Frazer, Frank Currier and Sōjin Kamiyama. It is written by Monte M. Katterjohn and Gordon Rigby. This 'B' movie was produced to keep the Loew circuit and other cinemas supplied.[1][2]

A surviving film donated by MGM to George Eastman House.[3]


A melodrama about railroad builders.


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The film was shot on Rollins Pass, Colorado, at the Corona townsite. Corona was a town dedicated to keeping the rail line open during the harsh winter, and was partially underground in a trench along the tracks, and under a snow shed.

The film was adapted from Denver author Courtney Ryley Cooper's book The White Desert (1922).


  1. ^ The White Desert at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The White Desert

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