The Woman in the Case (1916 American film)

The Woman in the Case is a 1916 American silent drama film produced by the Famous Players Film Company and distributed through Paramount Pictures. Hugh Ford directed star Pauline Frederick as Margaret Rolfe. Clyde Fitch's 1905 play of the same name is the source material for this production and on Broadway the Margaret Rolfe role was played by Blanche Walsh. An Australian film of the same name based on Fitch's play was also produced in 1916 and is now lost. This American film, recently rediscovered in a European archive, survives but is missing the last reel.[1][2][3]

The Woman in the Case
Film still of Alan Hale and Pauline Frederick
Directed byHugh Ford
Martyn Keith (ass't director)
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Written byDoty Hobart (adaptation)
Based onThe Woman in the Case
by Clyde Fitch
StarringPauline Frederick
Alan Hale
CinematographyNed Van Buren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 6, 1916 (1916-08-06)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Filmed again by Paramount in 1922 as The Law and the Woman with Betty Compson and as a talkie in 1932 as The Wiser Sex



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