Sapho (1917 film)
Sapho is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Hugh Ford and written by Hugh Ford and Doty Hobart. The film stars Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, John St. Polis, Pedro de Cordoba, and Thomas Meighan. It is based on the novel Sapho by Alphonse Daudet. The film was released on March 11, 1917, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
|Directed by||Hugh Ford|
|Produced by||Daniel Frohman|
|Screenplay by||Hugh Ford|
by Alphonse Daudet
John St. Polis
Pedro de Cordoba
|Cinematography||Ned Van Buren|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
- Pauline Frederick as Sapho, aka Fanny Lagrand
- Frank Losee as Caoudal
- John St. Polis as Dejoie (credited as John Sainpolis)
- Pedro de Cordoba as Flamant
- Thomas Meighan as Jean Gaussin
Like many American films of the time, Sapho was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required a cut of the view of Jean pointing at the bed and accusing Sapho.
- "Sapho". silentera.com. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- "Sapho". AFI. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
- "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (3): 31. January 12, 1918.
- Sapho on IMDb
- Film stills at silentfilmstillarchive.com
- Daudet, Alphonse (1905 edition), Sapho; Parisian Manners, New York: Société des Beaux-Arts, on the Internet Archive
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