Damaged Goods (1919 film)

Damaged Goods is a 1919 British silent drama film directed by Alexander Butler and starring Campbell Gullan, Marjorie Day and J. Fisher White. It was based on the play Les Aviaries by Eugène Brieux. Because of the play's controversial tackling of the subject of venereal disease, the film had issues with censor boards and attracted a degree of notoriety.[2] The film was described by one reviewer as a "masterpiece".[3]

Damaged Goods
Directed byAlexander Butler
Produced byG.B. Samuelson
Written byEugène Brieux (play)
StarringCampbell Gullan
Marjorie Day
J. Fisher White
James Lindsay
Distributed byWoolf & Freedman Film Service
Release date
  • December 1919 (1919-12)
Running time
6,500 feet[1]
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles



  1. Low p.481
  2. Low p.140
  3. Bamford p.20


  • Bamford, Kenton. Distorted Images: British National Identity and Film in the 1920s. I.B. Tauris, 1999.
  • Low, Rachael. History of the British Film, 1918-1929. George Allen & Unwin, 1971.
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