The Truthful Liar

The Truthful Liar is a lost[1] 1922 American mystery silent film directed by Thomas N. Heffron and written by Percy Heath and Will J. Payne. The film stars Wanda Hawley, Guy Edward Hearn, Charles A. Stevenson, Casson Ferguson, Lloyd Whitlock, George Siegmann, and E. Alyn Warren. The film was released on April 23, 1922, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

The Truthful Liar
Still with Wanda Hawley and Guy Edward Hearn (standing)
Directed byThomas N. Heffron
Screenplay byPercy Heath
Will J. Payne
StarringWanda Hawley
Guy Edward Hearn
Charles A. Stevenson
Casson Ferguson
Lloyd Whitlock
George Siegmann
E. Alyn Warren
CinematographyWilliam E. Collins
Realart Pictures Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 23, 1922 (1922-04-23)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[4] Tess Haggard (Hawley) plunges Arthur Sinclair (Ferguson) into despair after she marries the sturdy David Haggard (Hearn), a rising engineer. While her husband is away on "location," she visits an illegal gambling house with Arthur and other friends. While there the place is first robbed by crooks and then raided by the police, and she looses her rings, lies to her husband but is detected, writes a silly letter and is blackmailed, and is briefly charged with murder. Her troubles are resolved when a Peteer Vanetti (Warren) confesses to the crime and all of the deceptions by Tess are laid bare and forgiven.



  1. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Truthful Liar
  2. "The Truthful Liar (1922) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  3. "The Truthful Liar". Retrieved 29 January 2015.
  4. "Reviews: The Truthful Liar". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (19): 62, 66. May 6, 1922.

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