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Captain Fly-by-Night

Captain Fly-by-Night
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byWilliam K. Howard
Written byEve Unsell
Based onCaptain Fly-by-Night
by Johnston McCulley
StarringJohnnie Walker
Francis McDonald
Shannon Day
CinematographyLucien N. Andriot
Edited byJ.B. Morely
Distributed byFilm Booking Offices of America
Release date
  • December 24, 1922 (1922-12-24)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Captain Fly-by-Night is a 1922 American silent adventure film directed by William K. Howard and starring Johnnie Walker, Francis McDonald, and Shannon Day.[1] Set in historic Spanish California, it was inspired by the success of the 1920 film The Mark of Zorro, and was based upon a novel of the same name by Johnston McCulley.[2] The film has been released on dvd.[2]



  1. ^ Munden p. 110.
  2. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: Captain Fly-by-Night".


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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