Pidgin Island

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Pidgin Island
Directed by Fred J. Balshofer
Written by Fred J. Balshofer
Richard V. Spencer
Based onPidgin Island
by Harold MacGrath
Starring Harold Lockwood
May Allison
Pomeroy Cannon
Lester Cuneo
Fred L. Wilson
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Production
company
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release date
  • December 25, 1916 (1916-12-25)
Running time
50 minutes; 5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
(English intertitles)

Pidgin Island is a 1916 American silent romantic drama film directed by Fred J. Balshofer and starring Harold Lockwood, May Allison, Pomeroy Cannon, Lester Cuneo, and Fred L. Wilson. It is based on the 1914 novel of the same name by Harold MacGrath. The film was released by Metro Pictures on December 25, 1916. [1] [2] [3]

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Preservation

A print is prepared and preserved by MGM. [4]

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References

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  2. "Pidgin Island". AllMovie. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  3. "Pidgin Island". TCM.com. Retrieved 20 May 2018.
  4. American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Toby's Bow