The Cave Man (1912)


After her father dies, Chloe, played by Edith Storey, is left alone in the world. She is discovered and taken home to their cave by brothers Dagban and Eric, who vie for her affection in an allegory about “brain vs. brawn.” When “Dagban threatens to do her bodily harm unless she accedes to his intentions” Eric beats up his brother to protect Chloe, and then subsequently leaves the cave he calls home to avoid further conflict. By this point, he has won Chloe’s affection with his kindness and love, and she decides to follow him and “together they continue their journey, seeking happiness in the land beyond the horizon, which joins earth with heaven.” (

The Cave Man Viooz
Release Date: 1912-04-15
Status: Released
Run time: 10 min / 0:10
Production Studio : Vitagraph Company of America
Production Country: United States of America

The Cave Man Casts

Ralph Ince
Edith Storey
Harry Northrup
Rose Tapley
Tefft Johnson

The Cave Man Crew

Directing Ralph Ince Director
Directing Charles L. Gaskill Director