Kindling (film)

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Kindling - 1915 film.jpg
1915 lobby poster
Directed by Cecil B. DeMille
Written byCecil B. DeMille
Based onKindling
by Charles Kenyon
Produced byCecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
Starring Charlotte Walker
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 12, 1915 (1915-07-12)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Budget$10,034 [1]
Box office$66,036 [1]
Scene from the film Kindle-1915-movie-scene.jpg
Scene from the film

Kindling is a 1915 American drama film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Charlotte Walker, in her film debut. [2] [3] The film is based on a 1911 Broadway play by Charles A. Kenyon which starred Margaret Illington and was produced by her husband Major Bowes, later of radio fame. [4]



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  1. 1 2 "De Mille's Costs-Gross". Variety. March 21, 1928. p. 5. Retrieved March 20, 2023.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Kindling". Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993:Kindling(Wayback)
  4. Kindling as produced by Edward Bowes on Broadway at Daly's Theatre beginning December 5, 1911 to January 4, 1912, 39 performances;