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Actor Halliwell Hobbes's name is spelled "Holliwell Hobbs" in the onscreen credits. A play by Eugene W. Presbrey, based on Sir Gilbert Parker's novel, opened in New York on November 4, 1907. Parker was knighted by King George IV after the success of this novel. Two other films, both entitled The Right of Way, were based on the novel. In 1915, John W. Noble directed a film distributed by Metro Pictures which starred William Faversham and Jane Grey. In 1920, Metro made another film based on the novel which was directed by Jack Dillon and starred Bert Lytell and Leatrice Joy (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.3722 and F1.3723).