Hail the Woman

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Hail the Woman
Hail the Woman (1921) - Roberts & Vidor.jpg
film still with Roberts and Vidor
Directed by John Griffith Wray
Produced by Thomas H. Ince
Written by C. Gardner Sullivan
Starring Florence Vidor
Lloyd Hughes
Theodore Roberts
Cinematography Henry Sharp
Distributed by Associated Producers
Release dates
  • November 28, 1921 (1921-11-28)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Hail the Woman is a 1921 American silent drama film that was directed by John Griffith Wray. It was a Thomas Ince (Ince/Associated Producers) production. A Library of Congress copy of this film is listed as incomplete.[1] [2]


Oliver Beresford is a controlling and uncompromisingly rigid father. When shameful stories about his daughter Judith surface, he bans her from his house. Her brother David is training for the ministry at his father’s insistence, but he has secretly wed Nan Higgins, the stepdaughter of an 'odd-jobs man', and has fathered, then abandoned his child. Nan travels up to New York where she becomes a prostitute after the baby is born. Judith goes to New York, to make a career for herself, and finds Nan and her baby just as the young woman is dying. Judith decides to raise the child, and later she returns to New England, on the day that David is to be ordained, and confronts him with the child in front of the congregation.[3]



  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 74 c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Film Survival Catalog: Hail the Woman
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Hail the Woman at silentera.com

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