The Amazing Woman

The Amazing Woman is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by John G. Adolfi and starring Ed Coxen and Ruth Clifford. It was released by the Republic Distributing Company.[1]

The Amazing Woman
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Directed byJohn G. Adolfi
StarringRuth Clifford
Edward Coxen
CinematographyFred G. Hartman
Lloyd Carleton Productions
Distributed byRepublic Distributors
Release date
  • January 1920 (1920-01)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film is extant and preserved by the Library of Congress.[2][3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Anitra (Clifford), who has come to believe that Ralph (Coxen), the soldier she loves, will never return from abroad, yields to the plea of John (Robson), a man many years her senior, and goes to live with him in the city. In time he tires of her and dismisses her with a cash settlement. She resolves to aid the poorer children of the city from being despoiled by forcing the wealthy to pay for them. As the Flame, she captivates a wealthy man-about-town and uses the money she obtains from him to found a hospital for the poor and a gambling house for the rich, using the proceeds from the latter support the former. The return of her sweetheart from overseas influences her to a new course. After setting up an endowment to pay for the hospital, she works and manages to get her sweetheart elected mayor on a reform ticket, after which she closes her gambling house along with other evil institutions in the city. Then she discovers that Ralph's father is John, the man who brought about her ruin, and her happiness seems wrecked. However, it turns out that he is only Ralph's foster-father, and after his death she finds happiness in marriage with Ralph.


  • Edward Coxen as Ralph Strong
  • Ruth Clifford as Anitra Frane
  • Andrew Robson as John Strong
  • Richard Morris as Gaston Duval
  • Mrs. Orlamonde as Anitra's mother


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Amazing Woman
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 5, c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Amazing Woman
  4. "Reviews: The Amazing Woman". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (4): 65. January 24, 1920.
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