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Director  Colin Campbell
Screenplay  Colin Campbell
Duration  
4.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama, History, War
Story by  Winston Churchill
Country  United States
The Crisis (1916 film) The Crisis 1916 film Wikipedia
Language  Silent (English intertitles)
Release date  September 29, 1916 (1916-09-29) (limited screenings) February 25, 1917 (1917-02-25) (general release)
Based on  The Crisis  by Winston Churchill
Writer  Colin Campbell (scenario), Winston Churchill (novel)
Cast  Marshall Neilan, George Fawcett, Matt Snyder
Similar movies  The Spoilers (1914), Glorias Romance, Thunderbolt (1929), The Finest Hours (1964), Young Winston (1972)

The Crisis is a 1916 American silent historical drama film produced by William N. Selig and directed by Colin Campbell. The film is based on the American Civil War novel The Crisis by American novelist Winston Churchill. The novel was produced adapted into a play and produced on Broadway in 1902.

Contents

A copy of this film is preserved at the Library of Congress.

Cast

  • George Fawcett - Judge Silas Whipple
  • Matt B. Snyder - Col. Comyn Carvel
  • Bessie Eyton - Virginia Carvel
  • Tom Santschi - Stephen Brice
  • Eugenie Besserer - Mrs. Brice
  • Marshall Neilan - Clarence Colfax
  • Frank Weed - Eliphalet Hopper
  • Will Machin - Lige Brent
  • Sam D. Drane - Abraham Lincoln
  • Cecil Holland - Gen. W. T. Sherman
  • Leo Pierson - Jack Brinsmade
  • George Snyder -
  • Frank Green -
  • Alfred E. Green - ?
  • Tom Mix - stunts (uncredited)
  • Reception

    The Crisis sought to mine the success of 1915's The Birth of a Nation. It was popular in theatres, but the United States' entry into World War I in April 1917 effectively ended interest in another Civil War film in light of the new war.

    References

    The Crisis (1916 film) Wikipedia
    The Crisis (1916 film) IMDb


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