French film poster
|Directed by||George W. Hill|
|Written by||Harvey Gates|
|Based on||The Barrier|
by Rex Beach
Henry B. Walthall
Ira H. Morgan
The Barrier is a 1926 American silent adventure film produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and directed by George Hill. The film stars Lionel Barrymore and Marceline Day and is based on the 1908 wilderness novel of the same name by Rex Beach. Previous versions of the novel had been filmed in 1913 and 1917 respectively. This film is the last silent version to be filmed. The Barrier is a lost film.
The film’s “world premiere” took place at the West Coast Theatre in San Bernardino, California, on Sunday February 28, 1926, with four showings that day, seen by “thousands.” Subsequent weekday showings were presented twice each evening. A young Ginger Rogers’ vaudeville act was also featured.
- Lionel Barrymore - Stark Bennett
- Marceline Day - Necia
- Norman Kerry - Meade Burrell
- Henry B. Walthall - Gale Gaylord
- George Cooper - Sergeant Murphy
- Bert Woodruff - No Creek Lee
- Neola May - Alluna
- Mario Carillo - Poleon
- Pat Harmon - First Mate
- Shannon Day - Necia's Indian Mother
- "Detail view of Movies Page". afi.com. Archived from the original on July 31, 2017.(Wayback)
- White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. p. 40. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
- "The Barrier Lost Film Files - MGM 1926".
- "The Barrier / George Hill [motion picture]:Bibliographic Record Description: Performing Arts Encyclopedia, Library of Congress". loc.gov.
- Staff, “World Premiere of Picture Viewed by Thousands Here - 'The Barrier' Voted Mighty Spectacle, Vaudeville Fine,” The San Bernardino Daily Sun, San Bernardino, California, Monday March 1, 1926, Volume LVIII, Number 1, page 6.
- The Barrier at the American Film Institute Catalog
- The Barrier on IMDb
- synopsis at AllMovie
- French lobby poster
- dust jacket book cover
- lantern slide(archived)
- surviving still portrait(archived)
- Silent Hall of Fame collection of period reviews of the film
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