On Trial (1917 film)


On Trial is a 1917 silent American drama film directed by James Young and starring Barbara Castleton. It was based on the play of the same name by Elmer Rice, produced by Essanay Film Manufacturing Company and distributed through First National Exhibitors (later First National Pictures) as its first feature film.[1]

On Trial
Still with Patrick Calhoun, Corene Uzzell, and James Young
Directed byJames Young
(assistant:W. S. Van Dyke)
Written byJames Young
Based onOn Trial
by Elmer Rice
Produced byEssanay Film Manufacturing Company
StarringBarbara Castleton
Distributed byFirst National Exhibitors
Release date
  • June 23, 1917 (1917-06-23)
Running time
1 hr. 10 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Cast edit

Preservation status edit

A print of On Trial is preserved in the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: On Trial
  2. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: On Trial

External links edit

  • On Trial at IMDb  
  • Synopsis at AllMovie
  • Lantern slide (State University of New York; SUNY)