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Hawthorne of the U.S.A.

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Hawthorne of the U.S.A.
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Directed byJames Cruze
Cullen Tate (assistant director)
Written byWalter Woods (scenario)
Based onHawthorne of the U.S.A.
by James B. Fagan
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringWallace Reid
Lila Lee
CinematographyFrank Urson
William Marshall
Charles Schoenbaum
Distributed byParamount-Artcraft Picture
Release date
November 30, 1919
Running time
57 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Hawthorne of the U.S.A. is a 1919 American silent comedy adventure film directed by James Cruze and starring Wallace Reid and Lila Lee.[1] The film is based on the play of the same name by James B. Fagan which ran on Broadway in 1912 with Douglas Fairbanks in the title role.[2] The scenario for the film was written by Walter Woods. The film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky, and distributed by Famous Players under the Paramount-Artcraft Picture banner.[1][3]

A print of Hawthorne of the U.S.A. is preserved at the Library of Congress.[1][4][5]


As described in a film magazine,[6] Anthony Hawthorne (Reid), an American with modern ideas, stirs fashionable Europe when he breads the bank at Monte Carlo. Prince Vladimir (Stevens), a covetous member of the royal family of a small principality, makes an attempt to obtain the fund Hawthorne has on in order to purchase the army of Augustus III (Brower), whom he seeks to depose. Hawthorne joins the prince in his plot but changes his mind when he meets Princess Irma (Lee) and learns that the prince plans to murder her father. Hawthorne works to foil the plot of the prince and ends up establishing a republican form of government and marrying Irma.


See also


  1. ^ a b c Progressive Silent Film List: Hawthorne of the U.S.A. at silentera.com
  2. ^ Keil, Charlie; Singer, Ben, eds. (2009). American Cinema of the 1910s: Themes and Variations. Rutgers University Press. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-813-54445-8.
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Hawthorne of the U.S.A.
  4. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection And The United Artists Collection At The Library Of Congress page 76, c.1978
  5. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Hawthorne of the U. S. A.
  6. ^ "Reviews: Hawthorne of the U.S.A.". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (2): 63. January 10, 1920.

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