The Call of the North (1914 film)

The Call of the North is a 1914 American silent adventure-drama film directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille. It is based on the 1903 novel, The Conjuror's House; a Romance of the Free Forest by Stewart Edward White and its 1908 play adaptation The Call of the North by George Broadhurst. Robert Edeson starred in the play and reprises his role in this film. He played a dual role of both Ned Stewart and his own father, Graehme Stewart. [2][3]

The Call of the North
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Directed byOscar Apfel
Cecil B. DeMille
Produced byJesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. Inc.[1]
Written byGeorge Broadhurst(screenplay)
Stewart Edward White (original novel)[1]
StarringRobert Edeson
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Edited byMamie Wagner
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 10, 1914 (1914-08-10)
Running time
5 reels[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A copy of the film exists in the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.[2] The film was remade by Paramount in 1921 with Jack Holt in the lead role.


Graehme Stewart is accused of adultery and killed although he was innocent. His son Ned decides to avenge his father, but gets captured and sent on the long journey to death "la longue traverse". Virginia saves his life and the film's villain confesses Ned is innocent.


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  1. ^ a b c "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List".
  2. ^ a b "Progressive Silent Film List: The Call of the North". Silent Era. Retrieved February 21, 2009.
  3. ^ "The Call of the North – Broadway Play – Original | IBDB".

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