Wildfire (1915 film)

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Directed by Edwin Middleton
Produced by Shubert family
William A. Brady
Based on Wildfire
by George Broadhurst and George V. Hobart
Starring Lillian Russell
Lionel Barrymore
Cinematography Sol Polito
Distributed by World Film Company
Release date
  • January 25, 1915 (1915-01-25)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Wildfire is a 1915 silent drama film produced by the Shuberts and distributed by World Pictures. It is based on the 1908 Broadway play Wildfire by George V. Hobart and George Broadhurst. The play had starred the famous Lillian Russell,[1] who, in a rare screen appearance, reprised her role here. It was remade in 1925 with Aileen Pringle. Surviving prints are missing the third reel and the ending.[2]

According to the American Film Institute catalog this film was shot at the Peerless Studios.[3]


  • Lillian Russell - Henrietta Barrington
  • Leone Morgan - Myrtle Barrington, her sister
  • Richard Morris - Robert W. Barrington
  • W. H. Powers - Ralph Woodhurst
  • Lionel Barrymore - John Keefe, gambler
  • Glenn White - Sheriff John Garrison
  • Riley Hatch - Matt Donovan (as William Riley Hatch)
  • George Mack - Bud
  • Walter Kendig - Marty Green
  • James J. Gorman - Gorman
  • William C. Chamberlain - Walker
  • Ruby Rose - Betty
  • James Jeffrey - Chappy Raster


  1. ^ Wildfire as produced on Broadway at the Liberty Theatre, September 7, 1908; 64 performances; IBDb.com
  2. ^ Wildfire at silentera.com database
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20, by The American Film Institute, c. 1988

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