No Trespassing (film)

No Trespassing is a lost[1] 1922 American silent drama film directed by Edwin L. Hollywood and starring Irene Castle and Ward Crane.[2] It was distributed by W. W. Hodkinson[3][4] and is based upon a novel by Joseph C. Lincoln, The Rise of Roscoe Paine.[5]

No Trespassing
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Directed byEdwin L. Hollywood
Produced byHoltre Productions
Written byHoward Irving Young
Based onThe Rise of Roscoe Paine
by Joseph C. Lincoln
StarringIrene Castle
Ward Crane
CinematographyRobert A. Stuart
Distributed byW.W. Hodkinson Distribution
Release date
  • June 11, 1922 (1922-06-11)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[6] Roscoe Paine (Crane), a wealthy young man with no job and little ambition who lives with his invalid mother (Barry) in a small fishing village, owns a lane leading to the shore which skirts the wealthy James Colton (Truesdale) property. Debutante Mabel Colton (Castle) and her father James and her mother (Fitzroy) are newly arrived to the village, and the passing of the fish carts on the lane annoys Mrs. Colton. The father thereupon tries to purchase the lane, but Roscoe refuses to close it to his friends and neighbors. Roscoe and Mabel become friends after he saves her from a runaway horse. Victor Carver (Roscoe), a suitor for Mabel's hand, attempts to ruin her father in a stock deal, but Roscoe engineers a counter stock deal during the illness of James, which saves his fortune. Roscoe also sells the lane to James Colton to raise money to save a his friend George Davis (Pauncefort), a cashier at the local bank, from disgrace. The townspeople want to run Roscoe out of town until the truth is known and he is vindicated by Mabel and her father. Roscoe gets a good job in her father's offices, and he and Mabel get engaged.



Variety gave No Trespassing a poor review: "This latest Castle feature cannot be relied upon as a real money-maker."[2]


  1. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: No Trespassing
  2. Golden, Eve (November 30, 2007). Vernon and Irene Castle's Ragtime Revolution. University Press of Kentucky. p. 220. ISBN 9780813172699. Retrieved May 19, 2016.
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: No Trespassing
  4. Progressive Silent Film List: No Trespassing at
  5. Garza, Janiss. No Trespassing (1922) at
  6. "Reviews: No Trespassing". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (26): 95. June 24, 1922.

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