ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

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ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostWed Jul 11, 2018 7:27 pm

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Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostWed Jul 11, 2018 8:40 pm

Sure Resembles Duncan.

How does the flickr author that posted this fragment know it was a 1917 film? There is no fragment film image on flickr showing the year 1917.

Definitely Vitagraph, Kodak, and the edge of the 35 mm has the words "of America" on edge,..... so a US film?

If Duncan , it may be one of his serials from Vitagraph that was made around this time, many of these are lost.
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Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostThu Jul 12, 2018 5:33 am

Duncan was brought up at another film forum of which I am a member online (the topic was silent film westerns) and drew my interest. Looks like he also directed a number of films, which include film serials.
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Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostThu Jul 12, 2018 8:40 am

It requires a bit of talent and foresight to direct and star in a film or serial. Duncan reminds me of the talent of Ruth Roland and Neal Hart whom I have a few fragments from.

Hope someone can identify this flickr fragment.
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Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostThu Jul 12, 2018 4:29 pm

at the beginning one of the actors looks like Geronimo's grandson, the one who appeared in almost every Douglas Fairbanks feature.
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Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostFri Jul 13, 2018 6:35 am

sepiatone wrote:at the beginning one of the actors looks like Geronimo's grandson, the one who appeared in almost every Douglas Fairbanks feature.

It does indeed look like Charles Stevens.
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Re: ID on Vitagraph clip - possible William Duncan?

PostSat Jul 14, 2018 5:12 pm

Hamilton's Grandson wrote:It requires a bit of talent and foresight to direct and star in a film or serial. Duncan reminds me of the talent of Ruth Roland and Neal Hart whom I have a few fragments from.

Hope someone can identify this flickr fragment.


From what I've read so far about Duncan at Lantern Media History, sounds like he was multi-talented. He was apparently one of the first athletic silent films stars, having once wrestled Eugen Sandow after an offer from the latter.

R Michael Pyle wrote:
sepiatone wrote:at the beginning one of the actors looks like Geronimo's grandson, the one who appeared in almost every Douglas Fairbanks feature.

It does indeed look like Charles Stevens.


Did Stevens do any work for Vitagraph at the time?
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