Liberty (also known as Liberty, A Daughter of the USA) is a 1916 American Western film serial directed by Jacques Jaccard and Henry MacRae, and was the first purely Western serial ever made. The film is now presumed to be lost. It is one of the most popular serials of all time.
|Directed by||Jacques Jaccard|
|Produced by||Jacques Jaccard|
|Written by||Jacques Jaccard|
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Co.|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
|Box office||over $2 million|
Liberty Horton, an American heiress, is kidnapped by a Mexican rebel and ransomed to fund his rebellion.
- Marie Walcamp as Liberty Horton
- Jack Holt as Captain Rutledge
- Eddie Polo as Pedro
- G. Raymond Nye as Pancho Lopez
- Neal Hart as Captain Winston
- Bertram Grassby as Manuel Leon
- Maude Emory as Theresa
- L. M. Wells as Jose Leon
- Charles Brinley as Alvarez
- Tom London as (as Leonard Clapham)
- Roy Stewart
- Hazel Buckham
Liberty, a Daughter of the USA was the first purely Western serial, although Western elements were included in earlier serials such as The Perils of Pauline (1914). A print of Liberty was one of the primary footage sources used for the compilation film The Revenge of Pancho Villa (1930–36).
- Wood, Thomas (December 2, 1946). "The Sad State of the Serial". New York Times. p. 51.
- "Liberty, A Daughter of the U.S.A." Silent Era: Progressive Silent Film List. Retrieved September 16, 2008.
- Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "12. The Westerns "Who Was That Masked Man!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 317. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.
- Rocha, George C. (December 2002). "La venganza de Pancho Villa (The Vengeance of Pancho Villa): A lost and found border film" (PDF). Journal of Film Preservation. Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (65): 24–29. ISSN 1609-2694. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 24, 2015. Retrieved September 17, 2014.
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