Big Stakes (1922 film)

Big Stakes is a 1922 American silent western film directed by Clifford S. Elfelt.[1]

Big Stakes
Theatrical poster
Directed byClifford S. Elfelt
Produced byFranklyn E. Backer
Screenplay byFrank Howard Clark
Based on"High Stakes"
by Earl Wayland Bowman
CinematographyClyde De Vinna
Distributed byEast Coast Productions
Release date
  • August 15, 1922 (1922-08-15)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • J.B. Warner as Jim Gregory
  • Elinor Fair as Señorita Mercedes Aloyez
  • Les Bates as Bully Brand
  • Willie Mae Carson as Mary Moore
  • Hilliard Karr as Sidekick Skinny Fargo
  • R. Henry Grey as El Capitán Montoya
  • Ethelbert Knott as Pascal
  • Louise Emmons as Mercedes Duena (uncredited)

Preservation status

A print of Big Stakes is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[2][3]


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Big Stakes at
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p.16, c.1978 the American Film Institute
  3. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Big Stakes

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