The Heart of Maryland

The Heart of Maryland (1927) is a silent film costume Vitaphone drama produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Lloyd Bacon. The film stars Dolores Costello in the title character and features Jason Robards, Sr.. It is based on David Belasco's 1895 play The Heart of Maryland performed on Broadway. The film is the last silent version of the often filmed Victorian story, with versions having been produced in 1915 and 1921.

The Heart of Maryland
Directed byLloyd Bacon
Written byC. Graham Baker (scenario)
Based onThe Heart of Maryland
by David Belasco
StarringDolores Costello
Jason Robards, Sr.
CinematographyHal Mohr
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • July 23, 1927 (1927-07-23)
Running time
6 reels 5,868 feet
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Vitaphone (music and effects)


Preservation status

An incomplete print of the film is at the Library of Congress.[1][2][3][4]

See also


  1. The Heart of Maryland at database
  2. Catalog of Holdings, The American Film Institute Collection and the United Artists Collection at the Library of Congress by The American Film Institute page 77; copyright 1978
  3. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993:The Heart of Maryland
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Heart of Maryland
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