Shattered Idols

Shattered Idols is a 1922 American drama film directed by Edward Sloman and written by William V. Mong. It is based on the 1912 novel The Daughter of Brahma by I. A. R. Wylie. The film stars Marguerite De La Motte, William V. Mong, James W. Morrison, Frankie Lee, Ethel Grey Terry, and Alfred Allen. The film was released on February 6, 1922, by Associated First National Pictures.[1][2][3]

Shattered Idols
Directed byEdward Sloman
Produced byJ.L. Frothingham
Screenplay byWilliam V. Mong
Based onThe Daughter of Brahma
by I. A. R. Wylie
StarringMarguerite De La Motte
William V. Mong
James W. Morrison
Frankie Lee
Ethel Grey Terry
Alfred Allen
CinematographyTony Gaudio
J.L. Frothingham Productions
Distributed byAssociated First National Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 1922 (1922-02-06)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Jean Hurst (Terry), a British army officer's wife in India, on the eve of the birth of her child, finds her husband dead, murdered on their doorstep. The child is born a cripple, and is a weakling and coward. Grown to manhood, because of his mother's hatred, David (Morrison) denounces the association of white people in the colony and marries Sarasvati (De La Motte), the goddess of a tribe that plans to overthrow their English rulers. Inheriting an estate and title in England, his mother hopes he will divorce his wife and marry the daughter of an army officer, but he remains steadfast. Learning of the sudden uprising of the native people, he risks his life to warn the British soldiers. When he returns to his bride, he finds that she has sacrificed her life for his.



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  2. Janiss Garza. "Shattered Idols (1922) - Edward H. Sloman". AllMovie. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
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  4. "Reviews: Shattered Idols". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (6): 60. February 4, 1922.
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