The Old Nest

The Old Nest is a 1921 American drama silent black and white film directed by Reginald Barker and starring Helene Chadwick.[1] It was awarded for the National High School Students' Poll for Best Picture They Had Ever Seen.[2] It is based on the short story by Rupert Hughes,[3] which was on of the most notably adaptations as Behind the Screen (1916).[4]

The Old Nest
Directed byReginald Barker
Screenplay byRupert Hughes
Story byRupert Hughes
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • June 28, 1921 (1921-06-28) (USA)
Running time
80 min



  1. McCaffrey, Donald W.; Jacobs, Christopher P. (1999). Guide to the Silent Years of American Cinema. Greenwood Publishing Group. pp. 30, 71. ISBN 9780313303456.
  2. Koszarski, Richard (4 May 1994). An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. University of California Press. p. 29. ISBN 9780520085350.
  3. Goble, Alan (8 September 2011). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 893. ISBN 9783110951943.
  4. BrĂ©gent-Heald, Dominique (2015). Borderland Films: American Cinema, Mexico, and Canada During the Progressive Era. U of Nebraska Press. p. 312. ISBN 9780803278868.
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