The Family Honor

The Family Honor is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor.[1][2] A copy of the film is in a French archive.[2][3]

The Family Honor
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Directed byKing Vidor
Produced byKing Vidor
Written byJohn Booth Harrower
William Parker
StarringFlorence Vidor
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Distributed byFirst National Exhibitors' Circuit
Release date
  • March 15, 1920 (1920-03-15)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film publication,[4] the proud, Southern, and old Tucker family is now broke and places its hopes on a college youth, Dal (Karns), who has a taste for gambling, his sister Beverly (Vidor), full of hope and trust, and young Ben, a disciple of right thinking. Beverly has put her brother through college only to find out that he has become a first class scamp. To maintain the honor of her name, Beverley's fiance tries to anticipate a raid on a vicious dive in the town that is frequented by Dal. The raid takes place and Dal escapes, only to be later caught and indicted for murder. The evidence is going against Dal until his little brother Ben comes into the courtroom and, with the spirit of truth, testifies such that Dal is freed.



  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: The Family Honor at
  3. "The Family Honor". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  4. "The Family Honor: Conventional Photoplay Smacks of the Theatre". Motion Picture News. New York City: Motion Picture News, Inc. 21 (20): 4065. May 8, 1920. Retrieved April 2, 2014.

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