Big Brother (1923 film)

Big Brother is a lost[1] 1923 American silent drama film directed by Allan Dwan and written by Rex Beach and Paul Sloane. The film stars Tom Moore, Edith Roberts, Raymond Hatton, Joe King, Mickey Bennett, Charles Henderson, and Paul Panzer. The film was released on December 23, 1923, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3][4]

Big Brother
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Directed byAllan Dwan
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
Screenplay byRex Beach
Paul Sloane
StarringTom Moore
Edith Roberts
Raymond Hatton
Joe King
Mickey Bennett
Charles Henderson
Paul Panzer
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 23, 1923 (1923-12-23)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

It was shot at the Astoria Studios with extensive location shooting around New York City. Noted at the time for its realism, it is now considered a lost film.[5] It was remade as a sound film in 1931 as Young Donovan's Kid.



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Big Brother
  2. ^ "Big-Brother - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. 2015. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Big Brother". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  4. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Big Brother at
  5. ^ Lombardi p.133


  • Frederic Lombardi. Allan Dwan and the Rise and Decline of the Hollywood Studios. McFarland, 2013.

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