"The Eagle's Mate" from 1914.
I found an old book that for a moment I thought had a painted cover, but no, it was a tinted photograph of "America's Sweetheart", Mary Pickford. I looked but did not buy, and later found these images on eBay along with a description: Two tough mountain dwelling cousins fight over a kidnapped city lady. She is held prisoner in their mountain fortress.
This edition from eBay has "no offensive odor"; that costs extra.
My point in all this is that nowadays a book might be so good it gets made into a movie, but back then a movie could be so good it would be made into a book.
Maybe a lot of what passes for "progress" is just being lost.