The Winning of Sally Temple

The Winning of Sally Temple is a surviving 1917 American drama silent film directed by George Melford and written by Rupert Sargent Holland and Harvey F. Thew. The film stars Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Walter Long, Horace B. Carpenter, William Elmer and Paul Weigel. The film was released on February 19, 1917, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Winning of Sally Temple
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Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byRupert Sargent Holland
Harvey F. Thew
StarringFannie Ward
Jack Dean
Walter Long
Horace B. Carpenter
William Elmer
Paul Weigel
CinematographyPercy Hilburn (French)
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 19, 1917 (1917-02-19)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States


The story takes place in early 18th century England. Sally Temple (played by Fannie Ward) is pursued by many men. She goes on a series of comedic misadventures, sometimes resulting in becoming somewhat undressed. Eventually she chooses a husband.[3]




  1. "Winning-of-Sally-Temple - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  2. "The Winning of Sally Temple". AFI. Retrieved 31 December 2014.
  3. "Winning-of-Sally-Temple - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress,(<-book title) p.210 c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  5. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Winning of Sally Temple

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