Stephen Steps Out is a lost 1923 American silent film that is notable as being the first starring role for the still teenaged Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. Directed by Joseph Henabery, it was based on a short story by Richard Harding Davis, "The Grand Cross of the Desert." This is a lost film.
With this film the young Fairbanks Jr. opted for a screen career despite opposition from his famous father, Douglas Fairbanks.
"I was terribly chubby," recalled Fairbanks Jr. "Did it for the money. When my parents separated, it was hardly amicable and mother and I needed to eat. Movie companies were willing to exploit my famous name. I didn't really understand that at the time."Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. as Stephen Harlow Jr.
Theodore Roberts as Stephen Harlow Sr.
Noah Beery, Sr. as Muley Pasha
Harry Myers as Harry Stetson
Frank Currier as Doctor Lyman Black
James O. Barrows as Professor Gilman
Fannie Midgley as Mrs. Gilman (*aka Fanny Midgley)
Bertram Johns as Virgil Smythe
George Field as Osman
Maurice Freeman as Rustem
Fred Warren as the sultan
Pat Moore as the sultan's son
Jack Herbert as secretary
Frank Nelson as hotel proprietor