Drag Harlan

Drag Harlan is a 1920 American silent western film produced and released by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by J. Gordon Edwards. The film is based on an original story for the screen and stars William Farnum along with Jackie Saunders as leading lady.[1][2]

Drag Harlan
Still with Farnum and Saunders
Directed byJ. Gordon Edwards
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byCharles Alden Seltzer (screen story)
H. P. Keeler (scenario)
StarringWilliam Farnum
Jackie Saunders
CinematographyJohn W. Boyle
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • October 24, 1920 (1920-10-24)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

This film survives in a highly contrasted but complete print at the Library of Congress. It was available on VHS from Grapevine video briefly in the 1990s.[3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Drag Harlan (Farnum) comes upon Lane Morgan (Mayall) dying as a result of an attack by Deveny's gang, who are after his gold mine. After Drag promises to protect Lane's daughter, Lane dies. Appearing on the Morgan ranch, Drag is challenged by John Haydon (Millett). After identification of some watch chain found in the dead man's hand, John is proven to be the murderer. Harlan quickly escapes a near killing and rescues the kidnapped Barbara Morgan (Saunders), restores peace in general, and wins her heart.



  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Drag Harlan at silentera.com
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  4. "Reviews: Drag Harlan". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (20): 85. November 13, 1920.

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