Secret Service (1919 film)

Secret Service is a lost[1] 1919 American silent American Civil War drama film starring Robert Warwick and directed by Hugh Ford. It was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.[2][3] Based on the play Secret Service by William Gillette (New York, 5 Oct 1896), it was remade as a talking picture by RKO in 1931.

Secret Service
Lobby art
Directed byHugh Ford
Joe Boyle (assistant director)
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written byBeulah Marie Dix (scenario)
Based onSecret Service (play)
by William Gillette
StarringRobert Warwick
Wanda Hawley
CinematographyWilliam Marshall
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 15, 1919 (1919-06-15)
Running time
60 minutes; 6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

One of the story’s chief plot twists is referenced in the 1923 short story "Devil Cat", featuring Carroll John Daly’s hard boiled detective Race Williams.



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