The Forbidden City
The Forbidden City is a 1918 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and Thomas Meighan and directed by Sidney Franklin. A copy of the film is in the Library of Congress and other film archives.
|The Forbidden City|
Advertisement in Moving Picture World, September 1918
|Directed by||Sidney Franklin|
|Produced by||Joseph M. Schenck|
|Written by||Mary Murillo|
|Story by||George Scarborough|
|Cinematography||H. Lyman Broening|
|Distributed by||Select Pictures Corporation|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The plot centers around an inter-racial romance between a Chinese princess (Talmadge) and an American (Meighan). When palace officials discover she has become pregnant she is sentenced to death. In the latter part of the film Talmadge plays the now adult daughter of the affair, seeking her father in the Philippines.
Cast (in credits order)
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Forbidden City at silentera.com
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