Souls in Pawn

Souls in Pawn is a 1917 American silent spy-drama film directed by Henry King and starring Gail Kane. Based on a story by Jules Furthman, it was released by Mutual Film.[1][2]

Souls in Pawn
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Directed byHenry King
Written byJules Furthman (story)
StarringGail Kane
CinematographyJohn Seitz
Distributed byMutual Film
Release date
  • August 6, 1917 (1917-08-06)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine review,[3] Sebastian Dore (Dearholt) is mysteriously murdered in front of his home, and his beautiful wife Liane (Kane) vows revenge on the murderer. To this end she becomes a German spy for Karl, Prince von Kondermarck (MacLean), but the two fall in love. At the outbreak of war Karl is called to Germany, and Liane opens her home to wounded French soldiers. She accidentally learns that Karl is the murderer of her husband and plans to turn him over to the police. Before he leaves, Karl produces letters showing that Sebastian had betrayed his sister, and explains that Sebastian was accidentally shot in a struggle. Liane and Karl escape together on his yacht.



  1. "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20, The American Film Institute (1988)
  3. "Reviews: Gail Kane in Souls in Pawn". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (7): 25. 11 August 1917. Retrieved 2014-11-29.

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