Down on the Farm (1920 film)

Down on the Farm is a 1920 silent film feature-length rural comedy produced by Mack Sennett, starring Louise Fazenda and featuring Harry Gribbon, James Finlayson and Billy Armstrong.[1][2]

Down on the Farm
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Directed byErle C. Kenton
Ray Grey
F. Richard Jones
Produced byMack Sennett
Written byRay Grey
Raymond Griffith
Mack Sennett
CinematographyFred Jackman
Perry Evans
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
April 25, 1920
Running time
50 minutes; 5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

It was premiered at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, California on December 28–30, 1919,[3][4] and its national release opening was at the Strand theatre in Fort Wayne, Indiana on April 4, 1920.[5]

Still from the film

Copies survive at both the Library of Congress and reputedly Gosfilmofond, Russian State Archive.[6]




  1. ^ The American film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Down on the Farm at
  3. ^ "First Showing in the Entire World 'Down on the Farm'". Santa Ana Daily Evening Register. December 27, 1919. p. 3.
  4. ^ "Throngs Crowd Theater for Big Bill". Santa Ana Register. December 29, 1919. p. 5.
  5. ^ "Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette". April 4, 1920. p. 3 (Section 4).
  6. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute, c. 1978

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