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The Dawn of a Tomorrow
Also known as {A Dawn of Tomorrow}
(1915) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by James Kirkwood

Cast: Mary Pickford [Glad], David Powell [Dandy], Forrest Robinson [Sir Oliver Holt], Robert Cain [his nephew], Margaret Seddon [Polly], Blanche Craig [Bet], Ogden Childe

Famous Players Film Company production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Eve Unsell, from the play adaptation The Dawn of a Tomorrow by Frances Hodgson Burnett of the novel The Dawn of a Tomorrow by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Presented by Daniel Frohman. / Released 7 June 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was rereleased in the USA by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation on 26 January 1919. The novel was subsequently filmed as The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924). In later years, Pickford thought (as noted in Eyman-Pickford p. 79) that this film had burnt in the Famous Players New York studio fire on 11 September 1915 along with the film The Foundling (1915).


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0956.

Survival status: Print exists in a Swedish film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Crime: Rape (Attempted) - Millionaires - Tramps - United Kingdom: England: London

Listing updated: 18 May 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0956; Eyman-Pickford pp. 79, 328; Sinyard-Silent p. 75 : with additional information provided by Hedvig Widmalm.

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