|The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|
|Directed by||Charles Maigne|
|Written by||Eugene Walter (adaptation)|
|Screenplay by||Will M. Ritchey|
|Based on||The Trial of Lonesome Pine|
by John Fox, Jr.
|Starring||Mary Miles Minter|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Charles Maigne. Based on the play and novel of the same name, the film starred Mary Miles Minter in her final film role. The Trail of the Lonesome Pine film is now considered lost. Three other adaptions exist, including earlier 1914 and 1916 silent versions as well as a 1936, an all color and sound film.
- Mary Miles Minter as June Tolliver
- Antonio Moreno as John Hale
- Ernest Torrence as 'Devil' Jud Tolliver
- Ed Brady as 'Bad' Rufe Tolliver (as Edwin J. Brady)
- Frances Warner as Ann
- Cullen Tate as Dave Tolliver
The Trail of the Lonesome Pine was the second film on which cinematographer James Wong Howe earned his reputation leading him to become one of the most sought cinematographer of the era. Listed as first camera, essentially, Howe was considered the director of photography. Specifically, Howe made Mary Miles Minter's blue eyes register on orthochromatic film with a filter. With the success evident in Howe's work, especially in lighting, "every blue-eyed actor and actress wanted him as their photographer."
The novel was first adapted for the screen in 1914, and starred Dixie Compton. In 1916, a second adaptation, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, was released. The novel was adapted for the fourth time in 1936, and stars Sylvia Sidney and Fred MacMurray.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Trail of the Lonesome Pine". silentera.com. Retrieved April 22, 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Rainsberger 1982, p. 18.
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