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Her Father's Son

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Her Father's Son
Film poster
Directed byWilliam Desmond Taylor
Screenplay byL. V. Jefferson
Based on"Miss Nancy"
by Anna Fielder Brand
Produced byOliver Morosco
StarringVivian Martin
Gayne Whitman
Herbert Standing
Helen Jerome Eddy
Joe Massey
Jack Lawton
CinematographyHomer Scott
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 12, 1916 (1916-10-12)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Her Father's Son is a 1916 American silent comedy film directed by William Desmond Taylor and written by Anna Fielder Brand and L. V. Jefferson. The film stars Vivian Martin, Gayne Whitman, Herbert Standing, Helen Jerome Eddy, Joe Massey, and Jack Lawton. The film was released on October 12, 1916, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]


When Frances Fletcher (Martin), a Southern young woman, moves in with her uncle William (Standing) just before the start of the Civil War, she dresses as a young man in order to secure her inheritance. Problems arise after the war breaks out and her uncle takes in Lt. Richard Harkness (Whitman) as his guest and the Union officer expresses a fondness in the cross-dressed Frances.[3]


Preservation status

Her Father's Son is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[4][5]


  1. ^ Janiss Garza (2014). "Her-Father-s-Son - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Her Father's Son". AFI. Archived from the original on 29 December 2014. Retrieved 29 December 2014. (Wayback)
  3. ^ Horak, Laura (Summer 2013). "Landscape, Vitality, and Desire: Cross-Dressed Frontier Girls in Transitional-Era American Cinema". Cinema Journal. University of Texas Press. 52 (4): 90. doi:10.1353/cj.2013.0041. ISSN 0009-7101. JSTOR 00097101. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Her Father's Son
  5. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 78, c.1978, The American Film Institute

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