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The Tower of Lies
B&W : Seven reels / 6708 feet
Directed by Victor Seastrom (Victor Sjöström) Victor Sjostrom
Cast: Norma Shearer [?] [Glory or Goldie]?, Lon Chaney [Jan], Ian Keith [Lars], Claire McDowell [Katrina], William Haines [August], David Torrence [Eric], Anne Schaefer [Helma], Adele Watson [farmer’s wife], Mary Jane Irving [little girl], Edward Connelly [the curate], Bodil Rosing [midwife], Leo White [peddler], Lew Cody
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. / Produced by [?] Irving Thalberg and/or Louis B. Mayer? Scenario by Agnes Christine Johnston, from the novel Kejsarn av Portugallien en Värmlandsberättelse (The Emperor of Portugalia) by Selma Lagerlöf. Set design by Cedric Gibbons and James Basevi. Cinematography by Percy Hilburn. Intertitles by Marian Ainslee and Ruth Cummings. / Released 11 October 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. The film was released 13 September 1926 in Finland.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Rumors persist that a print exists in Denmark.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Elopements - Families: Father-daughter relationships - Farmers - Landlords - Self-sacrifice
Listing updated: 8 December 2009.
References: Bardèche-History p. 264; Bohn-Light p. 110; Eames-MGM p. 23; Everson-American p. 310n; Fell-History p. 124; FilmDaily-1926 p. 57; Forslund-Sjöström p. 279; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 56; McIlroy-Sweden p. 28; Weaver-Twenty p. 77.