The Sap (1926 film)

The Sap is a 1926 American comedy film directed by Erle C. Kenton and written by Edward T. Lowe Jr.. It is based on the 1924 play The Sap by William A. Grew. The film stars Kenneth Harlan, Heinie Conklin, Mary McAllister, David Butler, Eulalie Jensen and John Cossar. The film was released by Warner Bros. on March 20, 1926.[1][2]

The Sap
Directed byErle C. Kenton
Screenplay byEdward T. Lowe Jr.
Story byEdward T. Lowe Jr.
Philip Klein
Based onThe Sap
by William A. Grew
StarringKenneth Harlan
Heinie Conklin
Mary McAllister
David Butler
Eulalie Jensen
John Cossar
CinematographyEdwin B. DuPar
Edited byClarence Kolster
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • March 20, 1926 (1926-03-20)
Running time
68 minutes
CountryUnited States


The titular sap is Barry Weston, a coward who goes off to war unexpectedly fights heroically and is welcomed back to his hometown.[3]



  1. "The Sap (1926) - Overview". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  2. "The Sap". Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  3. AFI Catalogue 1971 Source: William A. Grew, The Sap (New York opening: 15 Dec 1924). Barry Weston, who has been coddled into cowardice by his mother, goes off to war and out of sheer terror fights splendidly. He is welcomed back to his hometown as a hero, ...
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