Ranson's Folly (1926 film)

Ranson's Folly is a surviving 1926 silent film produced by and starring Richard Barthelmess and costarring Dorothy Mackaill. It is based on a Richard Harding Davis novel and 1904 play, Ranson's Folly, and was filmed previously in 1910 and in 1915 by Edison.[1][2][3]

Ranson's Folly
Directed bySidney Olcott
Produced byRichard Barthelmess
Written byRichard Harding Davis (novel: Ranson's Folly)
Lillie Hayward (adaptation & scenario)
StarringRichard Barthelmess
Dorothy Mackaill
CinematographyDavid W. Gobbett
Edited byHelene Warne
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • May 30, 1926 (1926-05-30)
Running time
78 minutes; 8 reels (7,322 feet)
CountryUnited States



  1. Ranson's Folly as produced on Broadway at the Hudson Theatre, January 18 1904 to March 1904, 61 performances; IBDb.com
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 published by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. Ranson's Folly at silentera.com

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