The Juggernaut

(Vitagraph Company of America, 1915)

Back in college, John Ballard saved Philip Hardin's life. Twenty years later, John is the district attorney and Philip is president of a railroad notorious for its accident record. When John brings a suit against the railroad, Philip threatens to reveal a ruinous secret about John unless he drops the case. Meanwhile, a railroad inspector discovers that the trestle over which an express train carrying Philip's daughter is about to pass is in eminent danger of collapse.

Less than half of The Juggernaut as it was originally released is believed to survive today. For this edition — new for 2017 — all the surviving footage has been combined with little- and never-before-seen production and publicity stills to reconstruct The Juggernaut as it appeared at its New York premiere in 1915. Great pains have been taken to ensure that it is completely true to the original scenario.

See the "also available" section at the bottom of this page for The Juggernaut Collection, in which this video may be found, as well as an alternate cut of the film, all three alternate endings, and several, related bonus short features.


Starring Earle Williams and Anita Stewart
Directed by Ralph W. Ince




Image quality:



1080p HD


62 minutes


Additional content

  • Photo-reconstruction
    This edition features a new reconstruction of The Juggernaut attempts to recreate the the 1915 New York premiere version by combining all known surviving footage with production and publicity stills to bridge the missing material.

  • Color tinted throughout.

  • An original, scene-specific piano score compiled from period appropriate photoplay music.



  • Stream online or download MP4





Also availabile

This film is also available as part of the following video collections and DVDs: