Possum Paddock (1921)


Andrew “Dad” McQuade, a tough farmer, faces ruin because of a bank loan he cannot repay. He decides to sell a fifty-acre field called ‘Possum Paddock’ to his greedy neighbour, Dan Martin. However, Hugh Bracken, who is dating McQuade’s daughter, Nancy, sells his car to pay off the old man’s debts. He then discovers that a railway is to go through the paddock and is worth a fortune.

Director: Kate Howarde.
Stars: Leslie Adrien, John Cosgrove, James Martin.


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  1. ahithophel ebejer
    August 27, 2021

    unfortunately, this is not the whole movie.

    the opening and end credits are missing

  2. ahithophel ebejer
    August 30, 2021

    i read that only portions of this movie survive today and that s the reason the opening and end credits are missing

  3. Genevieve Butler
    September 11, 2021

    Thank you! This is the only footage I have ever been able to see of my GG grand father James Martin who plays the very old man in this silent film. Thanks so much for sharing

    • Karen Duvall
      March 11, 2023

      Thank you for allowing me to find this footage also,
      Hello Gen,
      I must say thank you to you and Adele for giving me direction to find this movie . It is wonderful to see James Martin, also my great great grandfather.
      Thank you all that have shared this movie.

  4. Colin Butler
    September 13, 2021

    thankyou for posting this film i immediately reconised james martin who played the old farmer as my great granfather.

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