The Famous Mrs. Fair

The Famous Mrs. Fair is a 1923 American silent drama film produced by Louis B. Mayer, distributed through Metro Pictures, and directed by Fred Niblo. The film is based on the Broadway play of the same name by James Forbes that had starred Blanche Bates in the 1919 theatre season.[1][2] Brief behind-the-scenes production footage is extant in the recently restored Souls for Sale (1923). A copy is held at George Eastman House, donated by MGM for preservation.[3]

The Famous Mrs. Fair
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Directed byFred Niblo
Produced byLouis B. Mayer
Written byFrances Marion (scenario)
Based onThe Famous Mrs. Fair
by James Forbes
StarringMyrtle Stedman
Huntley Gordon
CinematographyCharles Van Enger
Edited byLloyd Nosler
Louis B. Mayer Productions
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • February 19, 1923 (1923-02-19)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Famous Mrs. Fair". Retrieved June 8, 2008.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 29, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Famous Mrs. Fair". November 13, 2017. Retrieved November 13, 2017.
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