The Call of the Blood

The Call of the Blood (French:L'appel du sang) is a 1920 French silent drama film directed by Louis Mercanton and starring Ivor Novello, Phyllis Neilson-Terry and Charles Le Bargy. The film is most notable for giving a screen debut to the Welsh actor Novello, who went on to become a major star in the 1920s.[1] It is based on a novel of the same title by Robert Hichens.

The Call of the Blood
Directed byLouis Mercanton
Written byRobert Hichens (novel)
StarringIvor Novello
Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Charles Le Bargy
Release date
  • 1920 (1920)
French intertitles

An Englishman commits adultery with a Sicilian woman.



  1. Macbnab p.39


  • Macnab, Geoffrey. Searching for Stars. Cassell, 2000.
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