Ladies Must Live (1921 film)

Ladies Must Live is a 1921 American silent societal drama film directed by George Loane Tucker and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is the last directorial effort of George Loane Tucker and was released four months after his death. Betty Compson stars along with Leatrice Joy, John Gilbert and Mahlon Hamilton.[1] This is one of the few instances where future husband and wife Joy and Gilbert appear in the same film.

Ladies Must Live
Still with Betty Compson (Screenland, January 1922)
Directed byGeorge Loane Tucker
Written byGeorge Loane Tucker (adaptation)
Based onLadies Must Live
by Alice Duer Miller
StarringBetty Compson
Mahlon Hamilton
Leatrice Joy
John Gilbert
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Phil Rosen
Famous Players-Lasky / Mayflower Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 30, 1921 (1921-10-30) (United States)
Running time
80 min.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Considered to be a lost film for decades.[3][4] The Library of Congress Catalog/ofHoldings lists only the 1940 Warner Brothers film of the same title.[5]


See also


  1. Golden, Eve (2013). John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars. University Press of Kentucky. p. 303. ISBN 0-813-14162-1.
  2. "Daily Illini" (webpage). Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections. Jan 18, 1922. p. 7. Retrieved 29 July 2015.
  3. Presumed Lost at
  4. Progressive Silent Film List: Ladies Must Live at
  5. [only 1940 Warner Bros. film]Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.99 c.1978 The American Film Institute

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