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Director  John Ford
Cinematography  Joseph H. August
Language  Silent
5.8/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama
Duration  
Country  United States
Lightnin (film) movie poster
Writer  Frank Bacon, Frances Marion, Winchell Smith
Release date  August 23, 1925 (1925-08-23)
Story by  Frank Bacon, Winchell Smith
Cast  Jay 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 movies  Related 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.

Cast

  • 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)
  • Nora Cecil as Passerby in Buggy (uncredited)
  • Tommy Hicks as Otis Harlan's Son (uncredited)
  • Peter Mazutis as Oscar (uncredited)
  • Ida Moore as Courtroom Observer (uncredited)
  • References

    Lightnin' (film) Wikipedia
    Lightnin (film) IMDb Lightnin (film) themoviedb.org


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