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Ralph Forbes and Lillian Gish.
Photograph: Courtesy of Silent Film Still Archive.
The Enemy
(1927) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8189 feet
Directed by Fred Niblo

Cast: Lillian Gish [Pauli Arndt], Ralph Forbes [Carl Behrend], Ralph Emerson [Bruce Gordon], Frank Currier [Professor Arndt], George Fawcett [August Behrend], Fritzi Ridgeway (Fritzi Ridgway) [Mitzi Winkelmann], John S. Peters [Fritz Winkelmann], Karl Dane [Jan], Polly Moran [Baruska], Billy Kent Schaefer [Kurt], Joel McCrea [extra]

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Willis Goldbeck, from the continuity adaptation by Willis Goldbeck and Agnes Christine Johnston of the play The Enemy by Channing Pollock. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and Richard Day. Costume design by Gilbert Clark. Assistant director, Harold S. Bucquet. Cinematography by Oliver Marsh (Oliver T. Marsh). Intertitles by John Colton. Edited by Margaret Booth. / © 18 February 1928 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP25197]. Premiered December 1927 in New York, New York. Released 18 February 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Gish’s fifth and final MGM film; completed after, but released before, The Wind (1928). / Silent film.


Survival status: Print exists in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film library [incomplete (missing last reel)].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Crime: Prostitution - Death - Poverty - War: World War I

Listing updated: 26 January 2015.

References: Brownlow-Parade p. 302; Eames-MGM p. 36; Higashi-Virgins p. 23; Vermilye-Twenties p. 215; Weaver-Twenty p. 146: ClasIm-330 p. 46 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Danny Burk.

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