The Barbarian (1920 film)
|Directed by||Donald Crisp|
|Produced by||Monroe Salisbury|
|Screenplay by||E. P. Heath|
|Based on||"The Barbarian"|
by Theodore Seixas Solomons
J. Barney Sherry
The Monroe Salisbury Players, Inc.
|Distributed by||Pioneer Film Corporation|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, Eric (Salisbury) is brought up in the Canadian north woods by his reclusive father Elliott Straive (Berrell), who was a college professor. The boy supplements his immense knowledge of nature with book learning of society and polite customs. A party of ultra-rich people led by James Heatherton (Sherry) arrive and camp on the land, building a tent city for their luxurious convenience. Their object is to obtain possession of the land by means fair or foul. Eric frustrates their plans but falls in love with Floria (Novak), the daughter of the land grabber. The failure of the rich to embarrass Eric using sham etiquette is humorous, and there is a fight between Eric and Mark Brant (Hale), a man from the party who comes closest to being a "heavy" of the film.
- Monroe Salisbury as Eric Straive
- George Berrell as Elliott Straive
- J. Barney Sherry as James Heatherton
- Elinor Hancock as Mrs. Heatherton
- Jane Novak as Floria Heatherton
- Anne Cudahy as Sylvia Heatherton
- Michael Cudahy as Roswell Heatherton
- Alan Hale, Sr. as Mark Brant
- Milton Markwell as Mainhall
- Lillian Leighton as Redwing
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