The Fighting Coward (1924 film)

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The Fighting Coward
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Walter Woods (scenario)
Based on Magnolia
by Booth Tarkington
Starring Ernest Torrence
Mary Astor
Noah Beery, Sr.
Cullen Landis
Cinematography Karl Brown
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • March 30, 1924 (1924-03-30)
Running time
7 reels (6,501 feet)
Country United States
Language silent films
(English intertitles)

The Fighting Coward is a 1924 American comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky, released by Paramount Pictures and directed by James Cruze. The film stars Ernest Torrence, Mary Astor, Noah Beery, Sr., Phyllis Haver and Cullen Landis. It survives in the Library of Congress, George Eastman House and in Gosfilmofond archive in Moscow[1][2]

Based on the play Magnolia by Booth Tarkington.[3]



  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List". Silent Era. Retrieved 2015-02-19.
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Fighting Coward
  3. ^ "Magnolia | IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information". IBDB. 1923-08-27. Retrieved 2015-02-19.

External links

  • The Fighting Coward on IMDb
  • The Fighting Coward synopsis at AllMovie
  • period lobby poster (*click for large image)
  • the poster expanded in its own tab window
  • lobby poster cardboard cutout of Noah Beery from the film

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