Seeing's Believing

Seeing's Believing is a 1922 American silent comedy film directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Viola Dana, Allan Forrest, and Gertrude Astor.[1]

Seeing's Believing
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Directed byHarry Beaumont
Written byEdith M. Kennedy
Story byRex Taylor
StarringViola Dana
Allan Forrest
Gertrude Astor
CinematographyJohn Arnold
Metro Pictures
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • May 1, 1922 (1922-05-01)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] Diana Webster (Dana), a willful young woman with plenty of money, and Jimmy Harrison (McCullough), her Aunt Sue's (Astor) finance, are forced to stay all night in a country hotel because of a storm. Getting a single room, they pretend they are married to satisfy the concerns of the hotel manager. Jimmy sleeps on a cot in the hall, but hotel guest Bruce Terring (Forrest) does not know this. Later, Bruce meets Diana at her home where he is a guest, and his scandalous interpretation of her escapade infuriates the young woman. She decides to teach him a lesson and show him that "seeing is not always believing" by placing him in a similar unusual position. She hires an actor and his wife to frame a badger game on Bruce. However, the couple double-cross her and Diana is forced into a blackmailing scheme which forces Bruce to rescue her, resulting in a snappy but happy ending for Bruce and Diana.



  1. Parish & Pitts p. 22.
  2. "Reviews: Seeing's Believing". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (20): 58. May 13, 1922.


  • James Robert Parish & Michael R. Pitts. Film Directors: a Guide to their American Films. Scarecrow Press, 1974.
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