Artcraft Pictures Corp. was formed August 16, 1916 to
distribute films produced by Mary Pickford Film Corp. Artcraft was headed
by Walter E. Green until April 15, 1917 when Famous Players - Lasky Corp.
January 1, 1918, Artcraft had 25 independent exchanges.
Zukor made Artcraft a subsidiary of Paramount
and absorbed the Artcraft exchanges into the Paramount distribution. Besides
Mary Pickford films, Artcraft also handled Douglas Fairbanks, William S. Hart
and Dorothy and Lillian Gish films by D. W. Griffith.
In 1921, Paramount was part of a Federal monopoly investigation
which caused Artcraft to be closed.
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Here is the listing of films that we have in our archive