An American Citizen

An American Citizen was a 1914 American silent romantic comedy film directed by J. Searle Dawley.[1] The film is noteworthy as the feature film debut of John Barrymore. Distributed by Famous Players Film Company, the film is based on the 1897 Broadway play of the same name by Madeleine Lucette Ryley.[2] The film is now presumed lost.[3]

An American Citizen
Scene from a newspaper
Directed byJ. Searle Dawley
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Based onAn American Citizen
by Madeleine Lucette Reilly
StarringJohn Barrymore
Distributed byFamous Players Film Company
Release date
  • January 14, 1914 (1914-01-14) (United States)
Running time
4 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  • John Barrymore - Beresford Kruger
  • Evelyn Moore - Beatrice Carewe
  • Peter Lang - Peter Barbury
  • Hal Clarendon - Egerton Brown
  • Mrs. M.S. Smith - Carola Chapin
  • Ethel West - Georgia Chapin
  • Howard Missimer - Sir Humphrey Bunn
  • Edith Henkle - Lady Bunn
  • Alexander Gaden - Otto Storbie
  • Wellington A. Playter - Valet
  • Joe Short - Office Boy
  • Ernest Truex - Mercury
  • Alexandru Haidau

See also


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:An American Citizen
  2. Tibbetts, John C (1985). The American Theatrical Film: Stages in Development. John C. p. 69. ISBN 0-879-72289-4.
  3. Tibbetts, John C.; Welsh, James M, eds. (2010). American Classic Screen Features. Scarecrow Press. p. 25. ISBN 0-810-87679-5.
  4. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:An Anmerican Citizen

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