The Caveman
Caveman poster 1926.jpg
theatrical release poster
Directed byLewis Milestone
Written byDarryl Zanuck (scenario)
Based on"The Cave Man" (short story)
by Gelett Burgess
StarringMatt Moore
Marie Prevost
Phyllis Haver
Hedda Hopper
CinematographyDavid Abel
Frank Kesson
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • February 6, 1926 (1926-02-06)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Caveman, also styled as The Cave Man, is a 1926 silent film comedy produced and distributed by Warner Bros. Lewis Milestone directed the Darryl Zanuck scripted story taken from the play The Cave Man by Gelett Burgess. Matt Moore, Marie Prevost, Hedda Hopper star. A small role is played by a young Myrna Loy, just starting out in her long career. This picture survives in the Library of Congress with a reel missing.[1][2][3][4]

Vitagraph, a predecessor of Warner Brothers, produced a version of this story in 1915 with Robert Edeson.



  1. ^ The Caveman at database
  2. ^ The Caveman as produced on Broadway at the Fulton Theatre, October 20, 1911 to November 1911(16 performances);
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collections at the Library of Congress (<-book title) page 28 copyright 1978 by The American Film Institute
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Caveman