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|Directed by||Harry Beaumont|
|Written by||Julien Josephson|
|Based on||Main Street|
by Sinclair Lewis
Alan Hale, Sr.
|Cinematography||Edwin B. Du Par|
|Edited by||Harry Beaumont|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|96 minutes (9 reels)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Main Street is a 1923 American silent drama film based on the 1920 novel of the same name by Sinclair Lewis. It was produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Harry Beaumont. A Broadway play version of the novel was produced in 1921. It was the first film to be released after foundation of the Warner Bros. Pictures on April 4, 1923.
- Florence Vidor as Carol Milford
- Monte Blue as Dr. Will Kennicott
- Harry Myers as Dave Dyer
- Robert Gordon as Erik Valborg
- Noah Beery as Adolph Valborg
- Alan Hale as Miles Bjornstam
- Louise Fazenda as Bea Sorenson
- Anne Schaefer as Mrs. Valborg
- Josephine Crowell as Widow Bogart
- Otis Harlan as Ezra Stowbody
- Gordon Griffith as Cy Bogart
- Lon Poff as Chet Dashaway
- J. P. Lockney as Luke Dawson
- Gilbert Clayton as Sam Clark
- Jack McDonald as Nat Hicks
- Michael Dark as Guy Pollock
- Estelle Short as Mrs. Dashaway
- Glen Cavender as Harry Haydock
- Katherine Perry as Mrs. Dave Dyer
- Aileen Manning as Mrs. Stowbody
- Mrs. Hayward Mack as Mrs. Haydock
- Louis King as Mr. Volstead
- Josephine Kirkwood as Mrs. Sam Clark
- Louise Carver as Mrs. Donovan
- Hal Wilson as Del Snaflin
According to Warner Bros records, the film earned $510,000 domestically and $46,000 foreign.
Main Street is lost. Warner Bros. records of the film's negative have a notation, "Junked 12/27/48" (i.e., December 27, 1948). Warner Bros. destroyed many of its negatives in the late 1940s and 1950s due to nitrate decomposition of its pre-1933 films.
- Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 2 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
- Main Street as produced on Broadway at the National Theatre October 5, 1921 to December 1921; IBDb.com
- Progressive Silent Film List: Main Street at silentera.com
- Main Street at American Silent Feature Film Survival Database
- 1957 Movies from AAP Warner Bros Features & Cartoons Sales Book Directed at TV
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