Anna Christie (1923 film)

Anna Christie is a 1923 American silent era drama film based on the 1921 play by Eugene O'Neill (first film version), starring Blanche Sweet and William Russell.

Anna Christie
Original 1923 theatrical poster
Directed byJohn Griffith Wray
Produced byThomas H. Ince
Written byBradley King (screenplay)
Based onAnna Christie
by Eugene O'Neill
StarringBlanche Sweet
William Russell
George F. Marion
CinematographyHenry Sharp
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • November 25, 1923 (1923-11-25)
Running time
96 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Budget$165,236[1]

Directed by John Griffith Wray and produced by Thomas H. Ince for First National Pictures, the screenplay was adapted by Bradley King from the Eugene O'Neill play of the same title.[2][3][4] Thomas H. Ince Inc. paid a then-astronomical $35,000 for the screen rights to the play.[5]

The sole remaining print was discovered in Europe in the 1970s.[6]

Cast and characters

See also

References

  1. Slide, Anthony. Silent Topics: Essays on Undocumented Areas of Silent Film. Scarecrow Press. p. 24
  2. Anna Christie at silentera.com
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Anna Christie
  4. Magill's Survey of Silent Films, Vol1. A-FLA p.142 edited by Frank N. Magill c.1982 ISBN 0-89356-240-8 (3 book set ISBN 0-89356-239-4)
  5. Slide, Anthony. Silent Topics: Essays on Undocumented Areas of Silent Film. Scarecrow Press. p 24
  6. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Anna Christie


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