The Right Direction

The Right Direction is a 1916 American comedy silent film directed by E. Mason Hopper, written by Julia Crawford Ivers, and starring Vivian Martin, Colin Chase, Herbert Standing, Alfred Hollingsworth, Billy Mason and Baby Jack White. The film was released on December 21, 1916, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Right Direction
Directed byE. Mason Hopper
Screenplay byJulia Crawford Ivers
StarringVivian Martin
Colin Chase
Herbert Standing
Alfred Hollingsworth
Billy Mason
Baby Jack White
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Pallas Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 21, 1916 (1916-12-21)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States


It is a story of a little ragged girl that thinks she can walk to California in order that her little brother will get well. The many trials she goes through in getting to California with her four-year-old brother and a ragged dog.[3]


  • Vivian Martin as Polly Eccles
  • Colin Chase as Kirk Drummond
  • Herbert Standing as John Drummond
  • Alfred Hollingsworth as Big Bill
  • Billy Mason as Harry Lockwood
  • Baby Jack White as Billy Boy
  • William Jefferson as Jack Marsh


  1. "The Right Direction". AFI. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  2. "Right Direction (1916) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 30 December 2014.
  3. "Empress Today, Children's Day". The Daily Missoulian. January 13, 1917.

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