The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1916 film)

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.[1] It is based on the 1908 novel and the 1912 play of the same name by Eugene Walter. Charlotte Walker reprised her role from the Broadway production. A copy of the 1916 film survives in the archives of George Eastman House.[2]

The Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Thomas Meighan and Charlotte Walker
Directed byCecil B. DeMille
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Story byCecil B. DeMille
Based on
StarringCharlotte Walker
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byCecil B. DeMille
Release date
  • February 13, 1916 (1916-02-13)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States


Other adaptions

The novel was first adapted for the screen in 1914, and starred Dixie Compton. Another version released in 1923 starred Mary Miles Minter and is now considered a lost film. The novel was adapted for the fourth time in 1936, which stars Sylvia Sidney and Fred MacMurray.


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