Graft (1915 serial)

Graft is a 1915 American film serial featuring Harry Carey. This serial is considered to be lost.[1]

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Directed byGeorge Lessey
Richard Stanton
Written byJoe Brandt
Walter Woods
StarringHarry Carey
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • December 11, 1915 (1915-12-11)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


  • Harry Carey - Tom Larnigan (Episodes 4-12). Carey took over lead from Hobart Henley from the fourth chapter.
  • Hobart Henley - Bruce Larnigan (Episodes 1-3)
  • Jane Novak - Dorothy Maxwell
  • Richard Stanton - Robert Harding
  • Glen White - Stanford Stone
  • Nanine Wright - Mrs. Larnigan
  • Mark Fenton - Roger Maxwell
  • Mina Cunard - Kitty Rockford
  • Jack Connolly - Ben Travers (as Jack F. Connolly)
  • Jack Abbott - Jim Stevens (as Jack F. Abbott)
  • Wadsworth Harris - Mark Gamble
  • Margaret Mayburn
  • Eddie Polo
  • J. Edwin Brown - (as Edward Brown)
  • William T. Horne - (as W.T. Horne)
  • Hayward Mack
  • Burton Law - (as Bert Law)
  • L. M. Wells - Roger Maxwell
  • Fred Hearne
  • Yona Landowska
  • Rex De Rosselli
  • Malcolm Blevins
  • Violet Schram
  • Rosita Marstini
  • Fred Montague - (as Frederick Montague)
  • E.P. Evers
  • Andrew Arbuckle
  • Gypsy Sartoris
  • Hector Sarno - (as Hector V. Sarno)
  • Mary Ruby
  • Will E. Sheerer - Dudley Larnigan (as William Sheerer)
  • Jack Curtis - Murphy
  • Helen Orr
  • Burton S. Wilson
  • Cecil Spooner - (as Mr. Spooner)
  • C.W. Bachman - (as Charles Bachman)
  • Elmer Wilson
  • Edward Clark - (as E. Clark)
  • Frank MacQuarrie
  • George Bonn
  • Mary Haines
  • George A. McDaniel - (as Mr. McDaniels)


In an experiment, the plot was written in a round robin by several writers for both print and film.[2] Each chapter was written by a different writer: Anna Katharine Green, Irvin S. Cobb, Louis Joseph Vance, Leroy Scott, Rupert Hughes, Zane Grey, James Oppenheim, C.N. Williamson, A.M. Williamson, Wallace Irwin, Reginald Wright Kaufman, James Francis Dwyer, Mrs. Wilson Woodrow, Joe Mitchell Chapple, Frederic S. Isham, George Bronson Howard, Nina Wilcox Putnam and Hugh Weir.[1]

Chapter titles

  1. Liquor and the Law
  2. The Tenement House Evil
  3. The Traction Grab
  4. The Power of the People
  5. Grinding Life Down
  6. The Railroad Monopoly
  7. America Saved from War/Busting The Steel Trust
  8. Old King Coal
  9. The Insurance Swindlers
  10. The Harbor Transportation Trust
  11. The Illegal Bucket Shops
  12. The Milk Battle
  13. Powder Trust and the War
  14. The Iron Ring
  15. The Patent Medicine Danger
  16. The Pirates of Finance
  17. The Queen of the Prophets
  18. The Hidden City of Crime
  19. The Photo Badger Game
  20. The Final Conquest[1]

See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Graft". Silent Era. Retrieved February 10, 2008.
  2. Stedman, Raymond William (1971). "2. The Perils of Success". Serials: Suspense and Drama By Installment. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-8061-0927-5.
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