Silent Era Information*Progressive Silent Film List*Lost Films*People*Theaters
Taylorology*Articles*Home Video*Books*Store*Search
Flicker Alley MOD DVDs
Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  The Tower of Lies (1925)
Progressive Silent Film List
A growing source of silent era film information.
This listing is from The Progressive Silent Film List by Carl Bennett.
Copyright © 1999-2015 by Carl Bennett and the Silent Era Company.
All Rights Reserved.

About This Listing
Report Omissions or Errors in This Listing

  Norma Shearer, Lon Chaney (center) and William Haines.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Tower of Lies
(1925) American
B&W : Seven reels / [?] 6708 or 6849? feet
Directed by Victor Seastrom (Victor Sjöström) Victor Sjostrom

Cast: Norma Shearer [Glory], Lon Chaney [Jan], Ian Keith [Lars], Claire McDowell [Katrina], William Haines [August], David Torrence [Eric], Anne Schaefer [Helma], Adele Watson [the farmer’s wife], Mary Jane Irving [the little girl], Edward Connelly [the curate], Bodil Rosing [the midwife], Leo White [the peddler], Lew Cody

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Produced by [?] Irving Thalberg and/or Louis B. Mayer? Scenario by Agnes Christine Johnston and Max Marcin, 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. / © 11 September 1925 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP21882]. 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: 23 June 2014.

References: Bardèche-History p. 264; Bohn-Light p. 110; Eames-MGM p. 23; Everson-American p. 310n; Fell-History p. 124; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 57; Forslund-Sjöström p. 279; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 56; McIlroy-Sweden p. 28; Weaver-Twenty p. 77 : Website-AFI.

Silent Era Home Page  >  PSFL  >  The Tower of Lies (1925)
Hunchback of Notre Dame on Blu-ray Disc


Amazon US
Amazon CA
Amazon UK

The Penalty on Blu-ray

Silent Era Ads
Sherlock Holmes
(1916) on Blu-ray/
DVD combo pack!
Advertise on
Silent Era

Phantom of the Opera on Blu-ray

The Penalty on Blu-ray