The Missing Links (1916 film)

The Missing Links is a 1916 American silent crime film directed by Lloyd Ingraham and starring Thomas Jefferson, Elmer Clifton, and Robert Harron.

The Missing Links
Directed byLloyd Ingraham
Produced byD. W. Griffith
Written byD. W. Griffith
Bernard McConville
StarringThomas Jefferson
Elmer Clifton
Robert Harron
Fine Arts Film Company
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 16, 1916 (1916-01-16)
Running time
50 minutes [1][2]
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The film tells of a murder in a small rural town. The major suspects are two brothers, Horace and Henry (Clifton and Harron). Each believes the other to be guilty, so confesses to save their brother.

The film was written by Bernard McConville and D. W. Griffith, who also produced it. It premiered on January 16, 1916 as a production of the Fine Arts Film Company. It was distributed by Triangle Distributing.[2][3] The Missing Links was Norma Talmadge's first film for Triangle.

It is now considered a lost film, as no known reels exist today.[2][3]


Thomas JeffersonArthur Gaylord
Elmer CliftonHorace Gaylord
Robert HarronHenry Gaylord
Loyola O'ConnorMiss Gaylord
William HigbyJasper Starr
Elinor StoneMrs Starr
Norma TalmadgeMyra Holburn
Jack BrammallC. P. Martin
Hal WilsonJames Haskins
Constance TalmadgeLaura Haskins
Robert LawlerChris Tompkins


  1. "Missing Links (1916)". Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  2. "The Missing Links". Retrieved September 10, 2014.
  3. "The Missing Links (1916)". Retrieved September 10, 2014.

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