The Knickerbocker Buckaroo

The Knickerbocker Buckaroo was a 1919 American silent Western/romantic comedy film directed by Albert Parker and starring Douglas Fairbanks, who also wrote (under the pseudonym Elton Thomas) and produced the film.[1] The Knickerbocker Buckaroo is now considered lost.[2][3]

The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
Theatrical poster to The Knickerbocker Buckaroo
Directed byAlbert Parker
Arthur Rosson (asst. director)
Produced byDouglas Fairbanks
Story byElton Thomas
Joseph Henabery
Frank Condon
Ted Reed
StarringDouglas Fairbanks
CinematographyHugh McClung
Glen MacWilliams
Famous Players-Lasky/Artcraft Pictures Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 18, 1919 (1919-05-18)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


Fairbanks plays a hedonistic New York City aristocrat who tries to change his selfish ways by heading to Sonora, Texas to carry out a campaign of altruism. Along the way, he is mistaken for a Mexican bandit and is pursued by a corrupt sheriff who is in pursuit of the bandit's hidden fortune.[1][4]

Production background

The Knickerbocker Buckaroo was Fairbanks' last film under his contract with Paramount Pictures. After this production, he worked exclusively at United Artists, a company he co-founded in 1919 with Mary Pickford, Charles Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith.


See also


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Knickerbocker Buckaroo at
  2. Vance, Jeffrey (2008). Douglas Fairbanks. University of California Press. p. 57. ISBN 0520256670. Retrieved March 25, 2013.
  3. The Knickerbocker Buckaroo at; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)
  4. Thompson, Frank. Lost Films: Important Movies That Disappeared, pages 86-89. Citadel Press, 1996. ISBN 0-8065-1604-6

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