The Velvet Paw

The Velvet Paw is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring House Peters, Gail Kane and Ned Burton. The film offers a critical view of rampant corruption in American politics.[1]

The Velvet Paw
Directed byMaurice Tourneur
Written byGardner Hunting
Paul West
StarringHouse Peters
Gail Kane
Ned Burton
CinematographyJohn van den Broek
Edited byClarence Brown
Paragon Films
Distributed byWorld Film
Release date
September 11, 1916
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The film's sets were designed by the French-born art director Ben Carré.


  • House Peters as Robert Moorehead
  • Gail Kane as Mary Dexter
  • Ned Burton as Sen. Barring
  • Frank Goldsmith as Congressman Drake
  • Charles Mackay as Undetermined role
  • Charles Edwards as Undetermined role
  • Alex Shannon as Undetermined role


  1. Waldman p.51


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2001.
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