Innocent (1921 film)

Innocent is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Madge Stuart, Basil Rathbone and Edward O'Neill. The film marked the screen debut of Rathbone, with his casting as a villainous figure pointing towards the sort of roles he would play in later British and Hollywood films.[1] The film was made by Stoll Pictures, Britain's leading film company of the era, at Cricklewood Studios.

Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written byMarie Corelli (novel)
William J. Elliott
StarringMadge Stuart
Basil Rathbone
Edward O'Neill
Distributed byStoll Pictures
Release date
March 1921
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles


A naive country girl comes to the city, where she is seduced by a cynical artist.



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