The Maelstrom

The Maelstrom is a 1917 silent film drama directed by Paul Scardon. It stars Dorothy Kelly, Earle Williams and Julia Swayne Gordon. Thomas Ince produced along with the Vitagraph Company.[1]

The Maelstrom
Directed byPaul Scardon
Produced byThomas H. Ince
Vitagraph Company of America
Written byGarfield Thompson
Edward J. Montagne
Based onNovel The Maelstrom by Frank Froest c.1916
StarringDorothy Kelly
Earle Williams
Julia Swayne Gordon
CinematographyRobert A. Stuart
Distributed byGreater Vitagraph (V-L-S-E, Incorporated)
Release date
June 18, 1917
Running time
5 reels
LanguageSilent, English titles


Preservation status

A print is preserved in the Library of Congress collection Packard Campus for Audio-Visual Conservation.[2][3]


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Maelstrom
  2. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Maelstrom
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) c.1978 the American Film Institute
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