The Bottle Imp (1917 film)

The Bottle Imp is a 1917 silent fantasy film produced by Jesse Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. It is taken from the Robert Louis Stevenson short story, "The Bottle Imp". The movie was directed by Marshall Neilan in Hawaii and stars Japanese actor Sessue Hayakawa.[1][2]

The Bottle Imp
Film poster
Directed byMarshall Neilan
Produced byJesse Lasky
Written byCharles Maigne(scenario)
Based on"The Bottle Imp"
by Robert Louis Stevenson
CinematographyWalter Stradling
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
March 26, 1917
Running time
50 minutes (5 reels)
CountryUnited States

Prints are held by George Eastman House and Cinematheque Francais, Paris.[3]



  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993:The Bottle Imp
  3. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Bottle Imp

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