|To Have and to Hold|
|Directed by||George Melford|
|Screenplay by||Margaret Turnbull|
|Based on|| To Have and to Hold |
by Mary Johnston
|Produced by||Jesse Lasky|
|Starring|| Mae Murray |
|Cinematography||Percy Hilburn (French)|
|Distributed by|| Famous Players–Lasky Corporation |
To Have and to Hold is a 1916 American silent adventure/drama film directed by George Melford. Based on the 1899 novel of the same name, the film starred Wallace Reid and Mae Murray in her film debut.
The film is based on a novel by Mary Johnston which was turned into a play in 1901 by E. F. Boddington. The Broadway version starred Isabel Irving and Robert Loraine in the lead roles. Also in this play was a 20-year-old actor and aspiring playwright named Cecil B. DeMille.
The film is identified as lost by IMDb.
In 1922, a second version was released once again by Paramount Pictures. It starred Bert Lytell and Betty Compson, and is also considered lost.
The following is an overview of 1923 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.
The following is an overview of 1922 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths.
The year 1919 in film involved some significant events.
To Have and to Hold (1899) is a novel by American author Mary Johnston. Published by Houghton Mifflin, it was the bestselling novel in the United States in 1900.
James Cruze was a silent film actor and film director.
Ouida Bergère was an American screenwriter and actress.
The Lost Patrol is a 1934 American pre-Code war film by RKO, directed and produced by John Ford, with Merian C. Cooper as executive producer and Cliff Reid as associate producer from a screenplay by Dudley Nichols from the 1927 novel Patrol by Philip MacDonald. Max Steiner provided the Oscar-nominated score. The film, a remake of a 1929 British silent film, starred Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff, Wallace Ford, Reginald Denny, J. M. Kerrigan and Alan Hale.
Forever is a 1921 American silent romance film, also known as Peter Ibbetson, that was written by Ouida Bergère and directed by George Fitzmaurice. It was adapted from George du Maurier's 1891 novel Peter Ibbetson, which was made into a play of the same name by John N. Raphael.
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It is based on the 1908 novel and the 1912 play of the same name by Eugene Walter. Charlotte Walker reprised her role from the Broadway production. A copy of the 1916 film survives in the archives of George Eastman House.
The Ghost Breaker is a 1922 American silent horror comedy film about haunted houses and ghosts. It was produced by Famous Players–Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Alfred E. Green and starred Wallace Reid in one of his last screen roles. The story, based on the 1909 play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard, had been released on film in 1914, directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel.
The Charm School is a lost 1921 American silent comedy film starring Wallace Reid. Produced by Famous Players–Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures this James Cruze directed film was based on a 1920 Broadway stage play and novel by Alice Duer Miller that starred veteran actress Minnie Dupree. It is currently a lost film. It was filmed on the campus of Pomona College in Claremont, California.
The Dictator is a 1922 American silent comedy-drama film produced by Famous Players–Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. James Cruze was the director and the star Wallace Reid.
Valley of the Giants is a 1919 American silent romantic drama film directed by James Cruze and starring Wallace Reid and Grace Darmond. Based on Peter B. Kyne's popular 1918 novel of the same name, the film produced by Famous Players–Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures.
The Valley of the Giants is a 1927 silent film adventure directed by Charles Brabin and starring Milton Sills and Doris Kenyon who were real-life man and wife. It was based on a novel by Peter B. Kyne. First National produced and distributed the film having gained the screen rights to the story from Famous Players–Lasky and Paramount. Paramount had made a version of the novel in 1919 with Wallace Reid, and it would again be filmed in 1938. A copy of this film survives at the UCLA Film and Television Archive. It is also listed as existing in an incomplete print at the Library of Congress. A 16mm copy is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research.
Sweet Kitty Bellairs is a 1916 American silent romantic comedy film based on the 1900 novel The Bath Comedy, by Agnes and Egerton Castle. The novel was first adapted for the stage in 1903 by David Belasco which was a huge Broadway success for lead actress Henrietta Crosman. The film version stars Mae Murray and was directed by James Young.
To Have and to Hold is a 1922 American silent historical drama film. Based on the 1899 novel of the same name, the film was directed by George Fitzmaurice and starred Bert Lytell and Betty Compson.
The Big Little Person was a 1919 American silent romantic drama film produced and distributed by Universal Pictures. Based on the novel of the same name by Rebecca Lane Hooper Eastman, the film was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starred his then-wife and muse Mae Murray. Rudolph Valentino, who was credited as M. Rodolpho De Valentina, had a supporting role. The film is now considered lost.
Gouverneur Morris IV (1876–1953) was an American author of pulp novels and short stories during the early 20th century.
The Lottery Man is a lost 1919 American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze and starring Wallace Reid and Wanda Hawley. It is based on a 1909 Broadway play, The Lottery Man, by Rida Johnson Young. In the play Cyril Scott and Janet Beecher played the roles that Reid and Hawley play in the film. Famous Players–Lasky produced and Paramount Pictures distributed.
The House with the Golden Windows is a lost 1916 American drama silent film directed by George Melford and written by Charles Sarver. The film stars Wallace Reid, Cleo Ridgely, Billy Jacobs, James Neill, Mabel Van Buren, and Marjorie Daw. The film was released on August 10, 1916, by Paramount Pictures.