Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US lobby card from the 1920's silent film crime drama, CAPTAIN SWIFT, released in 1920 by the Vitagraph Company of America and co-directed by Tom Terriss and Chester Bennett.The image depicts bank robber Captain Swift (Earle Williams), wearing a silk smoking jacket, as he cautiously peers out from behind a drapery. The caption in the lower right describes the thoughts running through his mind: "Who could it be? The police---already?" It is unrestored in fine+ condition.
*"Captain Swift is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Tom Terriss and Chester Bennett and starring Earle Williams, Florence Dixon and Edward Martindel. It is based on the 1898 play of the same title by C. Haddon Chambers.
A notorious Australian outlaw manages to escape with the law close on his heels and heads to England where he lives under an assumed name, and becomes a fixture in London's high society."
*"The play opened in New York on 28 Nov 1898. Sir Herbert Tree starred in the London production, while Maurice Barrymore, the father of Ethel, John and Lionel played the title role in the first American production. The prologue scenes depicting the Australian bush were shot near San Diego, CA. The rest of the film was shot at Vitagraph's Brooklyn studios. Captain Swift was first filmed in 1914 by Life Photo Co."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)
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