David Garrick (1916)

The true story of the famed British actor David Garrick and his love for Ada Ingot.


Frank Lloyd


T.W. Robertson (play), Julia Crawford Ivers (scenario)




Cast overview:
Dustin Farnum ... David Garrick
Winifred Kingston ... Ada Ingot
Herbert Standing Herbert Standing ... Simon Ingot
Frank A. Bonn Frank A. Bonn ... Squire Richard Chivy (as Frank Bonn)
Lydia Yeamans Titus Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Araminta
Olive White Olive White ... Ada's Aunt
Mary Mersch Mary Mersch ... Fanny Lacy


In mid-eighteenth century London, actor David Garrick, who is bringing about the acceptance of the stage among the aristocracy, falls in love for the first time with a woman watching him play "Romeo" at the Drury Lane Theatre. He fails to learn her identity, and, after searching for weeks, despairs of finding her. Soon after, Simon Ingot, a wealthy tradesman, offers Garrick money to leave England, because his daughter Ada has fallen in love with the actor. Garrick refuses the money, and after giving his word as an actor that he will not marry any man's daughter unless her father asks with hat in hand, offers to cure Ada's fascination at a dinner party. Although Garrick discovers that Ada is the woman whom he loves, he honors his promise and behaves like a drunkard until she orders him to leave. When the story is told in a tavern, Ada's rejected suitor, dissolute Squire Richard Chivy, hears it and then tells Ada while he is half-intoxicated. Ada visits Garrick in his rooms where Ingot ... Written by Pamela Short

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Release Date:

30 April 1916 (USA) See more »

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Pallas Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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