Wolf Blood

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Wolf Blood
Directed by George Chesebro
Bruce Mitchell
Written by Cliff Hill
Starring George Chesebro
Roy Watson
Milburn Morante
Frank Clark
Marguerite Clayton
Ray Hanford
Jack Cosgrave
Cinematography Lesley Selander
Ryan Brothers Productions
Distributed by Lee-Bradford Corporation
Release date
  • December 16, 1925 (1925-12-16)
Running time
68 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Wolf Blood, also known as Wolfblood: A Tale of the Forest, is a silent 1925 werewolf film starring George Chesebro, who also directed it.


Dick Bannister is the new field boss of the Ford Logging Company, a Canadian logging-crew during a time when conflicts with the powerful Consolidated Lumber Company, a bitter rival company, have turned bloody, like a private war. His boss, Miss Edith Ford, comes to inspect the lumberjack camp, bringing her doctor fiancé with her. Dick is attacked by his rivals and left for dead. His loss of blood is so great that he needs a transfusion, but no human will volunteer, so the surgeon uses a wolf as a source of the blood. Afterwards, Dick begins having dreams where he runs with a pack of phantom wolves, and the rival loggers get killed by wolves. Soon, these facts have spread through the camp and most of the lumberjacks decide that Dick is a werewolf. Bannister, in his attempt to jump off a cliff, is rescued by Edith.



The film has been referenced in a number of books as being the first werewolf movie ever made. This however is erroneous; the first werewolf movie is The Werewolf, a film made in 1913. However this film is considered to be lost. Therefore, Wolf Blood should rather be called the earliest surviving werewolf film.

This motion picture is available commercially as part of DVD along with F.W. Murnau's The Haunted Castle.

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