The Conquest of Canaan

The Conquest of Canaan is a 1921 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It starred Thomas Meighan and Doris Kenyon and was directed by Roy William Neill. It was filmed in Asheville, North Carolina.[1][2] A previous version of the story was filmed in 1916.

The Conquest of Canaan
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRoy William Neill
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byFrank Tuttle (scenario)
Based onThe Conquest of Canaan
by Booth Tarkington
StarringThomas Meighan
Doris Kenyon
CinematographyHarry Perry
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 21, 1921 (1921-08-21)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


  • Thomas Meighan as Joe Louden
  • Doris Kenyon as Ariel Taber
  • Diana Allen as Mamie Pike
  • Ann Egleston as Mrs. Louden
  • Alice Fleming as Claudine
  • Charles Abbe as Eskew Arp
  • Malcolm Bradley as Jonas Taber
  • Paul Everton as Happy Farley
  • Macey Harlam as Nashville Cory
  • Henry Hallam as Colonel Flintcroft
  • Louis Hendricks as Judge Pike
  • Charles Hartley as Peter Bradbury
  • Jed Prouty as Norbert Flintcroft
  • Cyril Ring as Gene Louden
  • J. D. Walsh as Squire Buckelew
  • Riley Hatch as Mike Sheenan

Preservation status

This film was considered lost for over seventy years until 2010, when a digital copy was returned to the United States as a gift from Russia and its film archive Gosfilmofond.[3][4]


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