A Gentleman of Leisure (1915 film)

A Gentleman of Leisure is a surviving[1] 1915 American silent comedy film produced by Jesse Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It stars stage veteran Wallace Eddinger. The film is based on the novel A Gentleman of Leisure by P. G. Wodehouse and 1911 Broadway play adapted by Wodehouse and John Stapleton. A young actor named Douglas Fairbanks was a cast member in the play several years before beginning a film career. This film survives in the Library of Congress.[2][3][4]

A Gentleman of Leisure
A scene from the film
Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byJesse Lasky
Based onA Gentleman of Leisure
by P. G. Wodehouse and John Stapleton
StarringWallace Eddinger
CinematographyWalter Stradling
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 1, 1915 (1915-03-01)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


See also


  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: A Gentleman of Leisure
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.66 by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  4. A Gentleman of Leisure as produced on Broadway, beginning August 24 1911 at the Playhouse Theatre, later moved to the Globe and Herald Square Theatres; IMDb.com

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