IMDb > Tol'able David (1921)
Tol'able David
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Tol'able David (1921) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 12 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
7.9/10   1,557 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 4% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for Tol'able David on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
31 December 1921 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
When three thuggish men are responsible for the death of his father and the crippling of his brother, young David must choose between supporting his family or risking his life and exacting vengeance. | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
2 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Fine, if troubling, silent classic See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Barthelmess ... David Kinemon

Gladys Hulette ... Esther Hatburn
Walter P. Lewis ... Iscah Hatburn

Ernest Torrence ... Luke Hatburn
Ralph Yearsley ... Saul 'Little Buzzard' Hatburn
Forrest Robinson ... Grandpa Hatburn
Laurence Eddinger ... Sen. John Gault
Edmund Gurney ... Hunter Kinemon

Warner Richmond ... Allen Kinemon
Marion Abbott ... Mother Kinemon
Patterson Dial ... Rose Kinemon

Henry Hallam ... The Doctor
Lassie ... Lassie - a dog

Directed by
Henry King 
 
Writing credits
Joseph Hergesheimer (novel)

Edmund Goulding 
Henry King 

Produced by
Henry King .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Israel (1999)
 
Cinematography by
Henry Cronjager 
 
Film Editing by
Duncan Mansfield  (as W. Duncan Mansfield)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
99 min | 80 min (DVD)
Country:
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Portugal:17 (original rating)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Clips from this film are shown during William Castle's The Tingler (1959).See more »
Movie Connections:

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
13 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Fine, if troubling, silent classic, 31 January 2000
Author: mgmax from Chicago

In many ways this silent classic reminded me of what I liked-- and didn't like-- about a much more recent film, Sling Blade. Both are sensitively observed movies that not only depict but genuinely seem to embody the simpler rhythms of country life. And both ultimately end in a way that may satisfy an audience's bloodlust-- but left me somewhat dismayed that the story had taken that turn. (The violence makes the movie seem much more modern than most films of its time.) That said, there's no denying that this was one of the most accomplished movies of its time; Barthelmess's portrait of eager juvenility is beautifully observed and completely charming, and King's handling is quite sophisticated in the way it tells a story through the eyes of a character who is really secondary to the action through the first half or so.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (15 total) »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Giant Crime + Punishment in Suburbia Coup de grâce Midnight Cowboy Persepolis
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.