The Single Track

The Single Track is a lost[1] 1921 American silent melodrama film directed by Webster Campbell and starring Corinne Griffith. The film is based upon a story by Isabelle Ostrander writing under the pseudonym Douglas Grant. The film was produced and distributed by Vitagraph.[2]

The Single Track
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Still of scene with Corinne Griffith and Richard Travers
Directed byWebster Campbell
Written byIsabelle Ostrander (as Douglas Grant) (story)
C. Graham Baker (scenario)
Harry Ditmar (scenario)
Produced byVitagraph Company of America
StarringCorinne Griffith
CinematographyCharles Davis
Distributed byVitagraph Company of America
Release date
  • November 13, 1921 (1921-11-13)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] when New York City society belle Janette Gildersleeve (Griffith) is informed by her uncle Andrew Geddes (Kent) that her property in Alaska is threatened unless a railroad line is built to other holdings, she promptly closes her town house and, under an assumed name, takes a job as a clerk at the North Star Mining Company's store at Katalak, Alaska. There she encounters civil engineer Barney Hoyt (Travers) who is in charge of building the single track line. Jim Mallison (Betz) attempts to force his attentions on Janette and Barney saves her from further annoyance. The opposition company owning the mine at Unatik attempts to destroy the tracks and a bridge on the day the right-of-way is to expire by floating a raft with dynamite against the bridge. Janette and the family butler, who is posing as her father, destroy the raft and save the bridge. They also rescue Barney who was engaged in a hand-to-hand encounter with Mallison on the trestle.



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Single Track
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Single Track
  3. ^ "Reviews: The Single Track". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (17): 68. October 22, 1921.

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