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The Lamb
(1915) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by W. Christy Cabanne (William Christy Cabanne)

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [Gerald], Seena Owen [Mary], William E. Lowery (William Lowery) [the Yaqui chief], Lillian Langdon, Monroe Salisbury, Kate Toncray, Alfred Paget, Eagle Eye [?] (Charles Eagle Eye?)

The Fine Arts Film Company production; distributed by Triangle Film Corporation. / Scenario by Granville Warwick (D.W. Griffith, Frank E. Woods and Mary O’Connor), from the adaptation The New Henrietta by Winchell Smith and Victor Mapes of the play The Henrietta by Bronson Howard. Production supervised by D.W. Griffith. Cinematography by William E. Fildew. Music score arranged by Joseph Carl Breil. / © 1 November 1915 by Triangle Film Corporation [LP7887]. Premiered 23 September 1915 at the Knickerbocker Theatre in New York, New York. Released 7 November 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: The Test and the Man. Fairbanks’s first film to be released; his acting in The Martyrs of the Alamo (1915) actually preceeded his work in this film. The film was rereleased in the USA on 2 September 1917.

Comedy: Adventure.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2392.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive]; and in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Abductions - Mexico - Native Americans: Yaqui - Trains - USA: Arizona - USA: New York: New York

Listing updated: 5 October 2014.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.2392; Bardèche-History p. 114; Barry-Griffith p. 49; Brownlow-Parade p. 479; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 81, 86; Lahue-Triangle pp. 18, 37, 57, 58; Limbacher-Feature p. 135; Shipman-Cinema p. 56; Slide-FineArts pp. viii, 6, 21, 46-49, 57, 130, 142, 165; Tarbox-Lost pp. 228, 252 : ClasIm-226 p. 42; ClasIm-240 p. 45 : Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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