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Adapted by Arthur Stringer from W. Somerset Maugham’s 1913 Broadway play The Land of Promise, The Canadian was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and directed by William Beaudine. Its star, Thomas Meighan, had previously appeared in a 1917 adaptation (retaining the play’s original title) with Billie Burke as his leading lady. In this remake she is replaced by Mona Palmer, as a refined Englishwoman who finds it expedient to enter into marriage with an unsophisticated wheat farmer in Alberta, Canada. This unsteady match faces greater tribulations amid hostile weather and burgeoning financial problems. Kevin Brownlow will be presenting his personal print of the film.

RESERVATIONS

"The Canadian" (1926) Dir.  William Beaudine

CAST

 

Thomas Meighan  -  Frank Taylor

 

Mona Palma -  Nora Marsh

 

Wyndham Standing -  Ed Marsh

 

Dale Fuller -  Gertie Marsh

 

Charles Winninger -  Pop Tyson

 

Billy Butts -  Buck Golder

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