The Juggernaut (Alternate Cut)

(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 a trestle is in eminent danger of collapse and the express Philip’s daughter is aboard is about to cross it.

The surviving material of The Juggernaut comes partly from the five-reel original release and partly from the four-reel abridgment released in 1916. Like the premiere reconstruction (see The Juggernaut Collection), this edition combines all the surviving footage with production and publicity stills to bridge the missing material, but unlike the premiere reconstruction, it leaves the abridgments present in the four-reel footage as is to interrupt the action as little as possible and to provide an easier watch for the casual viewer.

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 a reconstruction of the film as it was seen at its 1915 premiere in New York, 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


58 minutes


Additional content

  • Photo-reconstruction
    This edition features a new reconstruction of The Juggernaut that combines all known surviving footage with production and publicity stills to bridge the missing material.

  • 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: