Barriers of Society

Barriers of Society is a 1916 American silent drama. Based on a story by Clarke Irvine, the film was directed by Lloyd B. Carleton and stars Dorothy Davenport and Emory Johnson. It was released on October 16, 1916, by Universal Film Manufacturing Company. [1][2]

Barriers of Society
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Directed byLloyd B. Carleton
Produced byUniversal Red Feather Photoplays
Written by
CinematographyRoy H. Klaffki
Distributed byUniversal
Release date
  • October 1916 (1916-OCtober)
Running time
5 reels
LanguageSilent (English intertitles



Actor Role
Dorothy DavenportMartha Gorham
Emory JohnsonWestie Phillips
Richard MorrisHarry Arnold
Fred MontagueSilas Gorham
Alfred AllenJohn Phillips
Miss WhitingMary Phillips


The movie was filmed at Universal Studios in Universal City, California. [1] It also went by the alternate title of Souls Adrift. [3]

Preservation status

Only the first reel of this five-reel film survives in the Library of Congress.[4]


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