Cheated Hearts (film)

Cheated Hearts is a 1921 American drama film directed by Hobart Henley and featuring Boris Karloff.[1] The film is considered to be lost.[2]

Cheated Hearts
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Directed byHobart Henley
Produced byCarl Laemmle
Written byWallace Clifton
Story byWilliam F. Payson
StarringHerbert Rawlinson
Warner Baxter
CinematographyVirgil Miller
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • December 12, 1921 (1921-12-12)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] Barry Gordon (Rawlinson) and his brother Tom (Baxter) are both in love with Muriel Bekkman (Daw). Barry is a waster, however, and because he believes Muriel loves Tom the best, he takes to drinking heavily. He goes to Paris thinking that Tom and Muriel will get married, but then receives word that his brother has been lost in Morocco. He goes to the nearest African village there and learns that his brother is being held by natives. He agrees to exchange places with Tom and pay the natives handsomely. Muriel and her father Nathanial Beekman (Hall) arrive and are overjoyed when Tom returns, but they are also anxious about Barry. Tom, however, is content to wait in the village instead of searching for his brother. Finally Barry, having escaped from a cave, staggers into the village and Muriel, recognizing in him the better man, declares her love for him.


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Cheated Hearts". Retrieved April 6, 2008.
  2. "Cheated Hearts". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  3. "Reviews: Cheated Hearts". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (25): 62. December 17, 1921.
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