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The Canadian is an extant 1926 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is based on a 1913 Broadway play, The Land of Promise, by W. Somerset Maugham. The film was directed by William Beaudine and starred Thomas Meighan. Meighan had costarred with Billie Burke in a 1917 silent film based on the same story, The Land of Promise. In both films he plays the same part. This film is preserved in the Library of Congress.[1][2][3]

The Canadian
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Directed byWilliam Beaudine
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written byArthur Stringer (adaptation, scenario)
Julian Johnson (intertitles)
Based onThe Land of Promise
by W. Somerset Maugham
StarringThomas Meighan
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 27, 1926 (1926-11-27)
Running time
80 minutes; 8 reels (7,753 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Canadian at
  3. ^ 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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