The Slacker

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The Slacker
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Directed by Christy Cabanne
Starring Emily Stevens
Cinematography William Fildew
Edited by Mildred Richter
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • July 16, 1917 (1917-07-16)
Running time
6 or 7 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Slacker is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Emily Stevens. It was produced and distributed by Metro Pictures.


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A popular film with the U.S. Army causing a spike in Army recruitment just after the US entry into World War I. [1]



The film is preserved by MGM with possible deposit at George Eastman House. [2]

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  1. "Detail view of Movies Page".
  2. "Slacker". 25 October 2017.