Man's Size

Man's Size is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Howard M. Mitchell and starring William Russell, Alma Bennett, and Stanton Heck.[1] It is based upon the novel Man Size by William MacLeod Raine.[2]

Man's Size
Directed byHoward M. Mitchell
Produced byWilliam Fox
Written byJoseph F. Poland
Based onMan Size
by William MacLeod Raine
StarringWilliam Russell
Alma Bennett
Stanton Heck
CinematographyErnest Miller
George Schneiderman
William Russell Productions
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
January 21, 1923
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


As described in a film magazine,[3] Tom Morse (Russell), while in the Northwest on business for his uncle, meets Jessie McRae, a young woman of the wilderness, who destroys the barrels of whiskey that were being smuggled to the Indians. He at first mistakes her for a boy, owing to the clothing she was wearing, and carries her to her father to be punished and only then discovers his error. She tells him that her adopted father says her parents her murdered by some drunken Indians and that she therefore seeks to prevent any other catastrophe of the kind. Angus McRae (French) learns that Tom is the nephew of Carl Morse (Gordon) and forbids him from seeing Jessie again. Then Tom is put in charge of the trading post and, after he receives a commission from the government to assist in stamping out the traffic in liquor, he wins her friendship. Angus sells her to Bully West (Heck) to get rid of her. Tom's uncle Carl comes to visit him and meets Angus. They learn that Jessie has been sold and Tom rushes to her rescue while Carl tells Angus that he sold his own child. Jessie is saved from the villain and she and Tom receive the blessings of the two old men.



  1. Solomon p. 377.
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Man's Size at
  3. "Man's Size: Released by Fox". Exhibitor's Trade Review. East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania: Exhibitor's Trade Review, Inc. 13 (6): 327. January 6, 1923.


  • Solomon, Aubrey. The Fox Film Corporation, 1915-1935: A History and Filmography. McFarland, 2011.
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