The Great Impersonation (1921 film)

The Great Impersonation is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by George Melford and written by Monte M. Katterjohn and E. Phillips Oppenheim. The film stars James Kirkwood, Sr., Ann Forrest, Winter Hall, Truly Shattuck, Fontaine La Rue, Alan Hale, Sr., and Bertram Johns. The film was released on October 9, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2] It is not known whether the film currently survives,[3] which suggests that it is a lost film.

The Great Impersonation
Still with James Kirkwood, who played both a German spy and English gentleman with similar appearances
Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byMonte M. Katterjohn
E. Phillips Oppenheim
StarringJames Kirkwood, Sr.
Ann Forrest
Winter Hall
Truly Shattuck
Fontaine La Rue
Alan Hale, Sr.
Bertram Johns
CinematographyWilliam Marshall
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 9, 1921 (1921-10-09)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)




  1. "Great-Impersonation - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  2. "The Great Impersonation". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: The Great Impersonation at
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