To-Day is a 1917 silent film drama directed by Ralph Ince and starring Florence Reed. A story about prostitution, this film is based on a 1913 stage play Today by George Broadhurst and Abraham S. Schomer and starred Emily Stevens which ran for an astounding 280 performances in eight months time. Actors Gus Weinburg and Alice Gale are the only actors in the film that appeared in the play. It is considered to be a lost film.[1][2][3]

Directed byRalph Ince
Produced byHarry Rapf
Pathé Exchange
Written byRalph Ince (scenario)
Based onplay by George Broadhurst and Abraham S. Schomer
StarringFlorence Reed
CinematographyAndre Barlatier - (French Wikipedia)
Distributed byPioneer Film Corporation
Release date
June 1917
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

It was remade as the early sound picture Today (1930) by Majestic Pictures starring Conrad Nagel and Catherine Dale Owen.[4]


  • Florence Reed - Lily Morton
  • Frank Mills - Fred Morton (*this Frank Mills 1867/?1870-1921)
  • Gus Weinberg - Henry Morton
  • Alice Gale - Emma Morton
  • Leonore Harris - Marion Garland (billed as Lenore Harris)
  • Harry Lambart - Richard Hewlett (billed as Captain Harry Lambert)
  • Kate Lester - Mrs. Farington


Like many American films of the time, To-Day was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors refused to issue a permit as the film features the downfall of a woman through her infidelity and leading an immoral life.[5]


  1. AFI Catalog of Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  2. The Broadway League. "Today - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information".
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: To-Day
  4. "Today (1930)". IMDb. 1 November 1930.
  5. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (9): 33. 25 August 1917.

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