The Life Line

The Life Line is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Jack Holt, Wallace Beery and Lew Cody. The picture was based on the play The Romany Rye by the British playwright George R. Sims. The film is set amongst the criminal classes in the slums of London.[1]

The Life Line
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Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Produced byMaurice Tourneur
Written byGeorge R. Sims (play)
Charles E. Whittaker
StarringJack Holt
Wallace Beery
Lew Cody
Tully Marshall
Distributed byFamous Players-Lasky Corporation
Release date
September 28, 1919
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States


Preservation status

A print is preserved at Filmmuseum Amsterdam aka the EYE Institut.[2]



  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2008.

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