The Cinema Murder

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The Cinema Murder
Cinema murder.jpg
Directed by George D. Baker
Screenplay by Francis Marion
Based on The Cinema Murder: A Novel 
by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Starring Marion Davies
Eulalie Jensen
Anders Randolf
Reginald Barlow
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
Release dates
  • December 14, 1919 (1919-12-14)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Cinema Murder was a 1919 American silent drama film starring Marion Davies, adapted from the 1917 novel by E. Phillips Oppenheim. The film is now considered lost.[citation needed]



Critics of the time, especially those of Variety, January 14, 1920, mentioned that this particular movie, which opened at the Rialto, was so packed that at 10:00 PM the movie house owner had to turn people away after an entire day when people had been lined up around the block just to try to get in.

Critics felt that the director, George D. Baker, had done a wonderful job with the adaptation, but did mention that Marion Davies would have done better if the script had actually been written to fit her as opposed to her attempt to act the part in a starring role.[1] [2]


  1. ^ The Cinema Murder at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988


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