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  Thomas Meighan (right).
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
(1922) American
B&W : Ten reels / 9061 feet
Directed by Cecil B. De Mille (Cecil B. DeMille)

Cast: Thomas Meighan [Daniel O’Bannon], Leatrice Joy [Lydia Thorne], Lois Wilson [Evans, her maid], John Miltern [Governor Stephen Albee], George Fawcett [Judge Homans], Julia Faye [Mrs. Drummond], Edythe Chapman [Adeline Bennett], Jack Mower [Drummond, a policeman], Dorothy Cumming [Eleanor Bellington], Casson Ferguson [Bobby Dorset], Mickey Moore [Dicky Evans], James Neill [butler], Sylvia Ashton [prison matron], Raymond Hatton [Brown], Mabel Van Buren [prisoner], Ethel Wales [prisoner], Dale Fuller [prisoner], Edward Martindel [Wiley], Charles Ogle [doctor], Guy Oliver [musician], Shannon Day [Miss Santa Claus], Lucien Littlefield [witness], Spottiswoode Aitken, Sidney Bracy, Clarence Burton, William Boyd, Nora Cecil, Fred Kelsey, Emmett King, J. Farrell MacDonald, Madame Sul-te-wan, Lydia Thorne, Theodore von Eltz, Charles West, Teddy [‘Gloomy Gus’]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [A Paramount Picture]. / Produced by Cecil B. DeMille. Scenario by Jeanie Macpherson, from the adaptation by Jeanie Macpherson of the novel Manslaughter by Alice Duer Miller. Art directon by Paul Iribe. Costume design by Paul Iribe. Choreography by Theodore Kosloff. Cinematography by Alvin Wyckoff. Edited by Anne Bauchens. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 25 September 1922 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP18327]. Released 24 September 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Production cost $385,000. The novel was subsquently filmed as Manslaughter (1930).


Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive]; and in the film holdings of Worldview Entertainment (Paul Killiam collection).

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Accidents: Automobile - Domestics: Maids - Flashbacks - Jails - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen - Romans - Transportation: Automobiles

Listing updated: 4 July 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Baer-Film pp. 71-74; Bohn-Light p. 81; Brownlow-Parade pp. 180, 182, 183-184, 323; Drew-Speaking pp. 59, 257, 276, 289; FilmDaily-1923 inside front cover; Higashi-Virgins pp. 117, 123-124; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 151, 153; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 27; Sherwood-Best p. 176; Shipman-Cinema pp. 76, 78; Sinyard-Silent pp. 146, 147; Smith-Epic p. 224; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 25, 168, 213 : Photoplay-192306 p. 17 : Website-AFI; Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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