The Lie (1918 film)
The Lie is a 1918 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Artcraft Pictures, an affiliate of Paramount. J. Searle Dawley directed and stage star Elsie Ferguson starred in a story based on a 1914 play by Henry Arthur Jones and starring Margaret Illington. The film is now lost.
Still with Elsie Ferguson, Betty Howe, and David Powell
|Directed by||J. Searle Dawley|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Written by||Charles Maigne (scenario)|
|Based on||The Lie|
by Henry Arthur Jones
|Cinematography||H. Lyman Broening|
|Distributed by||Artcraft Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
- Elsie Ferguson as Elinor Shale
- David Powell as Gerald Forster
- John L. Shine as Sir Robert Shale
- Percy Marmont as Nol Dibdin
- Charles Sutton as Hamp
- Bertha Kent as Gibbard
- Maude Turner Gordon as Lady Beachworth
- Betty Howe as Lucy Shale
Like many American films of the time, The Lie was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors issued an Adults Only permit for the film.
- The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film by Paramount); a possibility that the unnamed Ferguson clip is from The Lie.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
- The Lie as produced on Broadway at the Harris Theatre, December 24, 1914 to May 1915, 172 performances; IBDb.com
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Lie
- "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (19): 31. May 4, 1918.
- The Lie on IMDb
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- Still photo of scene with Elsie Ferguson, Betty Howe, and David Powell (Powell erroneously referred to as Norman Kerry)
- Lantern slide
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