Kit Carson (1928 film)

Kit Carson is a surviving 1928 American silent film western film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and Alfred L. Werker and written by Frederic Hatton, Frances Marion and Paul Powell. The film stars Fred Thomson, Nora Lane, Dorothy King (credited as Dorothy Janis), Raoul Paoli, William Courtright and Nelson McDowell. The film was released on June 23, 1928, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is loosely inspired by the life of the frontiersman Kit Carson. A sound film biopic Kit Carson was released in 1940.

Kit Carson
Directed byLloyd Ingraham
Alfred L. Werker
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Screenplay byFrederic Hatton
Frances Marion
Paul Powell
StarringFred Thomson
Nora Lane
Dorothy King
Raoul Paoli
William Courtright
Nelson McDowell
CinematographyMack Stengler
Edited byW. Duncan Mansfield
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 23, 1928 (1928-06-23)
Running time
84 minutes
CountryUnited States



Preservation status

  • The film is preserved at the Cinemteket-Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm.[3]


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