Alias the Deacon

Alias the Deacon is a 1927 silent film produced and released by Universal Pictures. Based on a stage play of the same name, it was directed by Edward Sloman and is preserved at the Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation.[1][2]

Alias the Deacon
Directed byEdward Sloman
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byJohn B. Hymer (play)
Leroy Clemens (play)
Charles Kenyon (scenario)
Walter Anthony (scenario, intertitles)
StarringJean Hersholt
CinematographyJackson Rose
Gilbert Warrenton
Edited byByron Robinson
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • June 20, 1927 (1927-06-20) (New York City)
Running time
7 reels (2,093.67 meters)
CountryUnited States




This film was remade in 1940 starring Bob Burns, Mischa Auer, and Peggy Moran.[3]


  1. Alias the Deacon at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. Alias the Deacon (1940 remake) on IMDb

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