Public Be Damned
Public Be Damned is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Stanner E.V. Taylor and starring Mary Fuller, Charles Richman and Chester Barnett. The film's negative portrayal of food hoarding at a time of increased shortages due to the American entry into World War I led to it being publicly endorsed by Herbert Hoover, who shot a prologue to introduce the film. It was followed shortly afterwards by a similarly-themed production The Food Gamblers by Allan Dwan.
|Public Be Damned|
|Directed by||Stanner E.V. Taylor|
|Written by||Stanner E.V. Taylor|
|Starring||Mary Fuller |
Public Rights Film
|Distributed by||Select Pictures|
|July 2, 1917|
- Lombardi p.77
- Frederic Lombardi. Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios. McFarland, 2013.