More Truth Than Poetry

More Truth Than Poetry is a 1917 American silent drama film, directed by Burton King. It stars Olga Petrova, Mahlon Hamilton, and Charles Martin, and was released on October 22, 1917.

More Truth Than Poetry
Directed byBurton King
Screenplay byEmma Bell Clifton (scenario)
Story byOlga Petrova
StarringOlga Petrova
Mahlon Hamilton
Charles Martin
CinematographyHarry B. Harris
Release date
  • October 22, 1917 (1917-10-22) (US)[1]
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States

Cast list

  • Olga Petrova as Elaine Esmond/Vera Maitland
  • Mahlon Hamilton as Ashton Blair/Blake Wendell
  • Charles Martin as Daniel Maitland
  • Violet Reed as Florence Grant
  • Harry Burkhardt as Robert Grant
  • Mary Sands as Grace Danby
  • William B. Davidson as Allen Danby
  • Tony Merlo as Louis Barrentos


  1. "More Truth Than Poetry". American Film Institute. Retrieved August 18, 2018.

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