Davy Crockett


1916

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 13, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Pallas Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Davy Crockett by Frank Murdock (production undetermined, 1872).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

Davy Crockett, the fearless Indian fighter, cannot overcome his shyness around women, so he finds it impossible to tell Eleanor Vaughn how much he loves her. Hoping to inspire Davy, Eleanor reads Lochinvar to him, but even Walter Scott's romantic poem about a man who saves the woman he loves from marrying someone else seems to make little immediate impression. Then, Neil Crampton, interested in the sizable Vaughn fortune, begins courting the impatient Eleanor. Even though she loves Davy, she finally agrees to marry Neil, but on the wedding day, Davy decides to take Lochinvar out of England and bring him to the frontier. As a result, just before the bride and groom take their vows, Davy kidnaps Eleanor and marries her.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 13, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Pallas Pictures
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Davy Crockett by Frank Murdock (production undetermined, 1872).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

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Notes

Sources conflict concerning the actor who played "Oscar Crampton." Reviews credit Howard Davies, while studio records credit Ogden Crane. The synopsis of the story in the copyright descriptions lists Elliot Clawson as the author. It is uncertain whether he wrote the scenario. According to a news item, some scenes in the film were shot in the San Bernardino Mountains, CA where the company was snowbound and cut off from the outside world for eight days. According to the item, Dustin Farnum rescued two women mountain climbers, who were overcome with snow, and then leading lady Winifred Kingston, who fell into a stream. Other works based on the character of Davy Crockett include the 1940 United Artists release Davy Crockett, Indian Scout, starring George Montgomery and directed by Lew Landers; the "Davy Crockett" episodes, beginning on December 15, 1954, on the ABC-TV series Disneyland, and the two feature films compiled from the series, all starring Fess Parker and directed by Norman Foster; and the 1960 John Wayne production The Alamo, starring and directed by Wayne.