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Across the Continent

Across the Continent
Across the Continent (1922) - Reid.jpg
Film still
Directed byPhil Rosen
Written byByron Morgan
Produced by
CinematographyCharles Schoenbaum
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1922 (1922-06-04)[1]
Running time
61 minutes (6 reels)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Across the Continent is a lost[2][3] silent film released by Paramount Pictures in June 1922, and was one of star Wallace Reid's last performances.

This film was also the opening night film of the Castro Theatre in San Francisco on June 22, 1922.[citation needed]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Jimmy Dent (Reid), son of John Dent (Roberts) the maker of the reliable but plain Dent automobiles, is dismissed from the firm after he refuses to drive a Dent. He goes west with the Tyler family, owners of a rival automobile firm, in one of their expensive high speed cars. The elder Dent attempts to break the cross-country record held by a Tyler automobile with a Dent vehicle, but Tyler's men waylay his drivers. Jimmy offers a cash prize for a free-for-all cross-country race, and drives the Dent when his father's driver betrays him. He passes the slate of drivers when rain in the mountains ties them up and wins the race driving the trusty Dent. Jimmy ends up marrying the elder Dent's effective stenographer Louise Fowler (MacLaren), who dons a mechanic's overalls to help in the big finish.



The Dent automobiles were Ford Model T's with disguised radiators.[4]

See also


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Across the Continent
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Across the Continent
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Across the Continent at
  4. ^ a b "Reviews: Across the Continent". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (22): 50. May 27, 1922.

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