The Sign on the Door

The Sign on the Door is a 1921 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and Lew Cody. The film was directed and written by Herbert Brenon, and based upon the play of the same name by Channing Pollock.[1] A copy of this film is in the Library of Congress film archive.[2]

The Sign on the Door
Film still with Cody and Talmadge
Directed byHerbert Brenon
Produced byNorma Talmadge
Written byHerbert Brenon
Mary Murillo
Based onThe Sign on the Door
by Channing Pollock
StarringNorma Talmadge
CinematographyJ. Roy Hunt
Distributed byAssociated First National Pictures
Release date
May 1921
Running time
84 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A second adaptation of the play was filmed in 1929 as The Locked Door, starring Barbara Stanwyck.[3]


  • Norma Talmadge as Ann Hunniwell / Mrs. 'Lafe' Regan
  • Charles Richman as 'Lafe' Regan
  • Lew Cody as Frank Devereaux
  • David Proctor as Colonel Gaunt
  • Augustus Balfour as Ferguson, Devereaux's Valet
  • Mac Barnes as 'Kick' Callahan
  • Helen Weir as Helen Regan
  • Robert Agnew as Alan Churchill
  • Norma Shearer as bit part (uncredited)


  1. White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. pp. 715–716. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Sign on the Door". Silent Era. Retrieved 2014-01-23.
  3. White Munden 1997 p. 445

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