The Call of the Cumberlands

The Call of the Cumberlands is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and written by Julia Crawford Ivers based upon the novel of the same name by Charles Neville Buck. The film stars Dustin Farnum, Winifred Kingston, Herbert Standing, Page Peters, Howard Davies, and Richard L'Estrange. The film was released on January 23, 1916, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Call of the Cumberlands
An old newspaper advert with a photo of a man and a woman standing on the left side.
Newspaper advertisement.
Directed byFrank Lloyd
Screenplay byJulia Crawford Ivers
Based onThe Call of the Cumberlands
by Charles Neville Buck
StarringDustin Farnum
Winifred Kingston
Herbert Standing
Page Peters
Howard Davies
Richard L'Estrange
CinematographyDal Clawson
Pallas Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 23, 1916 (1916-01-23)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


The story is about a family feud in the mountains of Kentucky.[3]


  • Dustin Farnum as Samson South
  • Winifred Kingston as Sally Spicer
  • Herbert Standing as Spicer South
  • Page Peters as Wilfred Horton
  • Howard Davies as James Farbish
  • Richard L'Estrange as Tamarack Spicer
  • Joe Ray as Aaron Hollis
  • Myrtle Stedman as Adrienne Lescott
  • Virginia Foltz as Mrs. Lescott
  • Michael Hallvard as George Lescott

Preservation statusEdit

A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Call-of-the-Cumberlands - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  2. ^ "The Call of the Cumberlands (1916) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 25 December 2014.
  3. ^ America in Fiction, 3rd Edition: An Annotated Lists of Novels. Stanford University Press. 1949. p. 59.
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Call of the Cumberland
  5. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) p.25 c.1978 by the American Film Institute

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