Thou Art the Man (film)
|Thou Art the Man|
|Directed by||Thomas N. Heffron|
W. N. Sherer (ass't. director)
|Written by||Margaret Turnbull (scenario)|
|Based on||Myles Calthorpe, I.D.B.|
by F. E. Mills Young
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures Artcraft|
|Language||Silent (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.
Based upon a description in a film publication, 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.
- Robert Warwick as Myles Calthrope
- Lois Wilson as Joan Farrant
- J. M. Dumont as Henry Farrant
- Clarence Burton as Matt Solomon
- Clarence Geldart as George Brummage (billed as Charles H. Geldert)
- Harry Carter as Mr. Prescott
- Viora Daniel as Fannie Dering
- Lorenza Lazzarini as Lucille
- Lillian Leighton as Cook
- Sylvia Ashton as Chaperone
- Joan Marsh as Ellie Prescott (billed as Dorothy Rosher)
- Richard Wayne as Tom Dering
- Jane Wolfe as Mrs. Prescott
- ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
- ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Thou Art the Man
- ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Thou Art the Man at silentera.com
- ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Thou Art the Man
- ^ "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.
- Thou Art the Man at IMDb
- synopsis at AllMovie
- Lobby poster of Robert Warwick in Thou Art the Man
- Two stills from the film with Robert Warwick and Lois Wilson: #1 and #2
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