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Thou Art the Man (film)

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Thou Art the Man
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Directed byThomas N. Heffron
W. N. Sherer (ass't. director)
Written byMargaret Turnbull (scenario)
Based onMyles Calthorpe, I.D.B.
by F. E. Mills Young
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
StarringRobert Warwick
Lois Wilson
CinematographyVictor Ackland
Distributed byParamount Pictures Artcraft
Release date
  • May 30, 1920 (1920-05-30)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Thou Art the Man is a 1920 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released through Paramount Pictures. Thomas N. Heffron directed the film which starred stage and matinee idol Robert Warwick and Lois Wilson. It is based on a novel, Myles Calthorpe, I.D.B. by F. E. Mills Young, with a screenplay by Margaret Turnbull.[1][2][3]

This is considered to be a lost film.[4]


Based upon a description in a film publication,[5] Myles Calthrope (Warwick) is an English soldier of fortune who drifts into the diamond mining fields of South Africa and finds employment with some diamond smugglers who masquerade as feather merchants. When he comes to suspect their true business, Myles is dismissed. He then goes to Cape Town where he falls in love with Joan Farrant (Wilson). She helps him to get a job with her brother, who is also secretly a smuggler. The police arrest Myles in an illicit enterprise of which he has no knowledge, and he goes to prison for three years. Eventually the real criminals are arrested, and Myles finds happiness with Joan.



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Thou Art the Man
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Thou Art the Man at
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Thou Art the Man
  5. ^ "Thou Art the Man: Warwick Starred in Average Romantic Drama". Motion Picture News. New York City: Motion Picture News, Inc. 21 (25): 4869. June 12, 1920. Retrieved April 20, 2014.

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