The Mine with the Iron Door (1924 film)

The Mine with the Iron Door is a 1924 American silent epic Western melodrama directed by Sam Wood and produced by Sol Lesser. The film is based on the novel of the same name by American Author Harold Bell Wright published in 1923.[1]

The Mine with the Iron Door
Directed bySam Wood
Produced bySol Lesser
Written byLouis D. Lighton (adaptation)
Hope Loring (adaptation)
Mary Alice Scully
Arthur F. Statter
Based onThe Mine with the Iron Door
by Harold Bell Wright
StarringDorothy Mackaill
Pat O'Malley
CinematographyGlen MacWilliams
Distributed byPrincipal Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • October 2, 1924 (1924-10-02) (United States)
Running time
80 mins.
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Prints preserved in Gosfilmofond and Bois d'Arcy, France.[2]

In 2010 the film was tracked down by historian Demion Clinco and shown by the Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation.[3] As part of the screening English inter-titles were recreated and an original musical score composed by New York-based conductor and composer Brian Holman.[4]

In 1936 it was remade as a sound film The Mine with the Iron Door.


Production notes

The film was shot on location in the Tucson Arizona Valley, Oracle, Arizona, and Mt. Lemmon. While shooting the film the cast and crew stayed at the Triangle L Ranch and the Wilson Ranch (Rancho Linda Vista) outside of Oracle, Arizona off Historic US Route 80.

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