Daredevil Jack

Daredevil Jack is a 1920 American silent action film serial directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey. An incomplete copy of the film is housed in the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[1] The supporting cast features Lon Chaney, Edgar Kennedy, and Bull Montana. This was the first of 23 films, many of them short subjects, in which the iconic boxer Dempsey appeared, usually as the top-billed leading man.

Daredevil Jack
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Directed byW. S. Van Dyke
Produced byRobert Brunton
Written byFrederick Chapin
Jack Cunningham
Harry O. Hoyt
W. S. Van Dyke
StarringJack Dempsey
Josie Sedgwick
Lon Chaney
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • February 2, 1920 (1920-02-02)
Running time
15 episodes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Daredevil Jack". silentera.com. Retrieved August 22, 2008.
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