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The Fighting Coward (1924 film)

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The Fighting Coward
Directed byJames Cruze
Written byWalter Woods (scenario)
Based onMagnolia
by Booth Tarkington
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
StarringErnest Torrence
Mary Astor
Noah Beery, Sr.
Cullen Landis
CinematographyKarl Brown
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 30, 1924 (1924-03-30)
Running time
7 reels (6,501 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Fighting Coward is a 1924 American comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, released by Paramount Pictures, and directed by James Cruze. The film stars Ernest Torrence, Mary Astor, Noah Beery, Sr., Phyllis Haver, and Cullen Landis.[1] The film is based on the play Magnolia by Booth Tarkington, from 1904.[2]



Copies of The Fighting Coward survive in the Library of Congress, George Eastman House, and in the Gosfilmofond archive in Moscow.[3]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Magnolia | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. August 27, 1923. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Fighting Coward

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