B&W : Three reels
Directed by Theodore Marston
Cast: Flora Foster [David Copperfield, as a boy], Marie Eline [Em’ly, as a girl], Anna Seer [David’s mother], Ed Genung [David Copperfield], Florence La Badie [Em’ly], Frank H. Crane (Frank Hall Crane), Alphonse Ethier, Maude Fealy, Mignon Anderson [Dora Spenlow], William Garwood, Harry Benham, Viola Alberti [Aunt Betsey Trotwood], Justus D. Barnes [Ham Peggotty (part one)], William Russell [Ham Peggotty (part two)]
Thanhouser Company production; distributed by Motion Picture Distributing and Sales Company. / From the novel David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. /  “The Early Life of David Copperfield,” released 17 October 1911;  “Little Emily and David Copperfield,” released 24 October 1911;  “The Love of David Copperfield,” released 31 October 1911. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Originally a three-part film series, with each reel released separately; later shown as three-reel film under the title David Copperfield.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Authors: Charles Dickens
Listing updated: 5 September 2012.
References: Blum-Silent p. 25; Everson-American p. 368; Slide-Aspects p. 70; Tarbox-Lost pp. 54, 56, 58 : Website-IMDb.
Home video: DVD.