Purity (film)

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Audrey Munson in Purity
Directed by Rae Berger
Written by Clifford Howard (scenario)
Starring Audrey Munson
Thomas A. Curran
Nigel De Brulier
Alfred Hollingsworth
William A. Carroll
Eugenie Forde
Clarence Burton
Nela Drinkwitz
Molly Shafer
Distributed by Mutual Film
Release dates July 23, 1916 (USA)
Country USA
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Purity (1916) is an American silent film written by Clifford Howard and directed by Rae Berger and starring Audrey Munson. The film is notable for its nude scenes. The film was called Reinheit in Germany.[1]

Preservation status[edit]

All copies of the film had been believed to be lost, but a copy of this film was recently rediscovered in a film archive in France, although it is not yet available to the public.[citation needed]


Purity (Munson), a simple country girl, comes to the city and is hired as an artist's model. A young poet becomes obsessed with her, and is distraught when he learns she has been posing nude. But his distress is diminished when he finds that she intends to use her income from modeling to publish his poetry.


October 5, 1916 newspaper advertisement for the film.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "SilentEra entry". Silentera.com. 2009-06-12. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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