Alco Films

Alco Films, established as Alco Film Corporation, was a short-lived American film distributor established in New York City during the silent film era in 1914.[1] The company worked to establish exclusive distribution deals with movie theater networks for its films.[2] It entered bankruptcy proceedings in 1915 after internal strife,[2] but the shareholders reorganized as Metro Pictures in January 1915.[3]



  1. Phipps, Steven (16 May 1990). ""The Nightingale" and the Beginnings of the Alco Film Corporation". Film History. 4 (4): 323–335. JSTOR 3815060.
  2. Slide, A. (2014). The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry. Taylor & Francis. p. 4. ISBN 978-1-135-92554-3. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
  3. Eyman, S. (2008). Lion of Hollywood: The Life and Legend of Louis B. Mayer. Simon & Schuster. p. 43. ISBN 978-1-4391-0791-1. Retrieved 24 June 2018.
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