The Only Son (1914 film)

The Only Son is a lost[1] 1914 American silent drama film directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille. The film is based on the play of the same name by Winchell Smith and stars James Blackwell.[2]

The Only Son
Theonlyson 1914 - newspaper photo.jpg
Publicity photo published in a contemporary newspaper.
Directed byOscar Apfel
Cecil B. DeMille
William C. deMille
Thomas N. Heffron
Based onThe Only Son
by Winchell Smith
StarringJames Blackwell
Distributed byFamous Players-Lasky
Release date
  • June 15, 1914 (1914-06-15)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States


  • James Blackwell as Thomas Brainerd, Sr.
  • A. MacMillan as Henry Thompson
  • Thomas W. Ross as Thomas Brainerd, Jr.
  • Jane Darwell as Mrs. Brainerd
  • Merta Carpenter as Gertrude Brainerd
  • Arthur Collins as Jim Tompkins
  • J.P. Wild as Charles Lester
  • Fred Starr as Collins
  • Milton Brown


  1. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Only Son
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Only Son". Silent Era. Retrieved July 2, 2009.

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