The Call of the Canyon

The Call of the Canyon is a 1923 American Western silent film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Richard Dix, Lois Wilson, and Marjorie Daw.[1] Based on the novel The Call of the Canyon by Zane Grey, the film is about a returning war veteran who is nursed back to health by a compassionate Arizona girl. The Call of the Canyon was filmed in Red Rock Crossing in Sedona, Arizona.[2]

The Call of the Canyon
Theatrical release poster
Directed byVictor Fleming
Produced byJesse Lasky
Screenplay by
Based onThe Call of the Canyon
by Zane Grey
Starring
CinematographyJames Wong Howe
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 16, 1923 (1923-12-16) (USA)
Running time
70 minutes
7 reels, 6,993 ft
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent

Plot

Glenn Kilbourne (Richard Dix) returns from the war and travels to Arizona to regain his health. There he is nursed back to health by an Arizona girl, Flo Hutter (Marjorie Daw). Kilbourne's fiancée, Carley Burch (Lois Wilson), arrives in Arizona but soon becomes disillusioned with life in the West and returns to New York. Sometime later, Flo is seriously injured in an accident. Wanting to repay her for restoring him back to health, Glenn asks her to marry him. On their wedding day, Carley returns to Arizona from New York looking for Glenn. When Flo sees that Glenn and Carley are still in love, she calls off her wedding to Glenn and marries another admirer, Lee Stanton (Leonard Clapham).

Cast

Preservation status

Once thought to be a lost film, this film was one of ten silent films digitally preserved in Russia's film archive Gosfilmofond and provided to the Library of Congress in October 2010.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. "The Call of the Canyon". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  2. "Locations for The Call of the Canyon". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  3. "Full cast and crew for https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013906/". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 18, 2012. External link in |title= (help)
  4. "'Lost' silent movies found in Russia, returned to U.S." cnn.com. Retrieved October 22, 2010.
  5. "The Call of the Canyon". Silent Era. Retrieved August 18, 2012.


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