The Snob (1924 film)

The Snob is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Monta Bell. The film starred Norma Shearer and John Gilbert (prior to their stardom), together with Phyllis Haver, Conrad Nagel, and Hedda Hopper.[1] The film was written by Monta Bell, and was based on the novel The Snob: The Story of a Marriage by Helen Reimensnyder Martin.[2] The film is now considered lost.[3]

The Snob
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Directed byMonta Bell
Written byMonta Bell
Based onThe Snob: The Story of a Marriage
by Helen Reimensnyder Martin
StarringJohn Gilbert
Norma Shearer
Conrad Nagel
CinematographyAndré Barlatier
Edited byRalph Lawson
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 19, 1924 (1924-11-19) (United States)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Two schoolteachers, married for love, are parted by the husband's obsessive desire for wealth and social position.



  1. Slide, Anthony (2005). Silent Topics: Essays On Undocumented Areas Of Silent Film. Scarecrow Press. p. 19. ISBN 0-810-85016-8.
  2. White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1971). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. R. R. Bowker. p. 737. ISBN 0-835-20440-5.
  3. Jacobs, Lea (2008). The Decline of Sentiment: American Film in the 1920s. University of California Press. p. 119. ISBN 0-520-23701-3.

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