The Pinch Hitter (1917 film)

The Pinch Hitter is a 1917 American silent comedy drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Charles Ray. It was produced by Thomas H. Ince and released by Triangle Film Corporation.[1][2]

The Pinch Hitter
Film poster
Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Produced byThomas H. Ince
Written byC. Gardner Sullivan
StarringCharles Ray
Music byVictor Schertzinger
CinematographyPaul Eagler
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 29, 1917 (1917-04-29)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film was remade in 1925 starring Glenn Hunter under the same name.


Preservation status

George Eastman House, the Library of Congress, and the UCLA Film and Television Archive hold copies of the film.[3][4]


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Pinch Hitter at
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Pinch Hitter
  3. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Pinch Hitter
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 142, c.1978 by the American Film Institute
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