Three Women (1924 film)

Three Women, also known as Die Frau, die Freundin und die Dirne, is a 1924 American silent drama film starring May McAvoy, Pauline Frederick, and Marie Prevost, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and based on the novel Lillis Ehe by Yolande Maree (Iolanthe Mares).

Three Women
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Directed byErnst Lubitsch
Produced byErnst Lubitsch
Screenplay byHanns Kraly
Story byErnst Lubitsch
Hanns Kraly
Based onLillis Ehe
by Yolande Maree
StarringMay McAvoy
Pauline Frederick
Marie Prevost
CinematographyCharles Rosher
Charles Van Enger
Distributed byWarner Brothers (US)
UFA (Germany)
Release date
  • October 2, 1924 (1924-10-02) (Germany)
  • October 19, 1924 (1924-10-19) (U.S.)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Box office$438,000[1]


Box Office

According to Warner Bros records the film earned $344,000 domestically and $94,000 foreign making it the studio's most popular film of 1924-25.[1]

Preservation status

Prints of Three Women are in the collections of the George Eastman House and Filmmuseum München.[2][3] It was transferred onto 16mm film by Associated Artists Productions[4] in the 1950s and shown on television.


  1. Warner Bros financial information in The William Shaefer Ledger. See Appendix 1, Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, (1995) 15:sup1, 1-31 p 3 DOI: 10.1080/01439689508604551
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Three Women". Silent Era. Retrieved January 18, 2009.
  3. LoC America Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Three Women
  4. 1957 Movies from AAP Warner Bros. Features & Cartoons Sales Book Directed at TV
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