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The Courtship of Miles Standish
Director: Frederick Sullivan (Dir)
Release Date:   30 Dec 1923
Duration (in reels):   9
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Cast:   Charles Ray (John Alden)  
    Enid Bennett (Priscilla Mullens)  
    E. Alyn Warren (Miles Standish)  
    Joseph Dowling (Elder Brewster)  
    Sam De Grasse (John Carver)  
    Norval MacGregor (William Bradford)  
    Thomas Holding (Edward Winslow)  
    Frank Farrington (Isaac Allerton)  
    William Sullivan (John Howland)  
    Marian Nixon (See note)  

Summary: Based on Longfellow's famous poem, this film depicts the Pilgrims' journey across the Atlantic, the landing at Plymouth, the hardships of this first year, and the romance between John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. 

Production Company: Charles Ray Productions  
Distribution Company: Associated Exhibitors  
Director: Frederick Sullivan (Dir)
Writer: Al Ray (Scen)
Photography: George Rizard (Dir of photog)
Country: United States

Source Text: Based on the poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1858).
Authors: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Charles Ray Productions 8/12/1923 dd/mm/yyyy LU19681

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Genre: Drama
Sub-Genre: Historical
Subjects (Major): Mayflower (Ship)
  John Alden
  William Bradford
  William Brewster
  Priscilla Mullins
  Miles Standish
  United States--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775

Note: Some sources indicate that Marian Nixon is also in the cast. 

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