WriterFrank Bacon, Frances Marion, Winchell Smith Release dateAugust 23, 1925 (1925-08-23) Story byFrank Bacon, Winchell Smith CastJay Hunt (Lightnin' Bill Jones), Wallace MacDonald (John Marvin), Richard Travers (Raymond Thomas), J. Farrell MacDonald (Lemuel Townsend), Otis Harlan (Zeb), Edythe Chapman (Mrs. Jones) Similar moviesRelated John Ford movies
Lightnin' is a 1925 American comedy film directed by John Ford. It was based on a successful play of the same name. The original run started in 1918 at the Gaiety Theatre (New York) and continued for 1,291 performances, breaking the record for longest running play at that time.
The film was remade by Henry King for Fox in 1930 as an early talkie starring Will Rogers with support from Louise Dresser and Joel McCrea.
Jay Hunt as William 'Lightnin' Bill' Jones
Wallace MacDonald as John Marvin
Richard Travers as Mr. Raymond Thomas
J. Farrell MacDonald as Judge Lemuel Townsend
Otis Harlan as Zeb
Edythe Chapman as Mrs. Bill Jones
Madge Bellamy as Miss Millie Jones
Ethel Clayton as Margaret Davis
Brandon Hurst as Everett Hammond
James A. Marcus as Sheriff Blodgett (as James Marcus)
Erville Alderson as Courtroom Attendant (uncredited)