Justice (1917 film)

Justice is a 1917 British silent crime film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gerald du Maurier, Hilda Moore, and Lilian Braithwaite.[1] It was based on the 1910 play Justice by John Galsworthy. It is not known whether the film currently survives,[2] which suggests that it is a lost film.

Directed byMaurice Elvey
Written byEliot Stannard
Based onJustice
by John Galsworthy
StarringGerald du Maurier
Hilda Moore
Lilian Braithwaite
James Carew
Distributed byIdeal Film Company
Release date
July 1917
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



Like many American films of the time, the British film Justice was subject to cuts and restrictions by American city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 2, the man stealing from a safe and, in Reel 3, the entire scene of the prisoner attacking guard, taking keys, changing clothes, etc., to where the prisoner leaves the cell.[3]


  1. BFI entry
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Justice at silentera.com
  3. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (23): 31. 1 June 1918.

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