The Land of Promise
|The Land of Promise|
|Directed by||Joseph Kaufman|
|Produced by||Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
|Written by||W. Somerset Maugham(play:The Land of Promise)
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|December 9, 1917|
The Land of Promise is a 1917 silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Joseph Kaufman and starred Billie Burke and Thomas Meighan. The film is based on the 1913 play by W. Somerset Maugham, The Land of Promise, which also starred Burke on Broadway with Shelly Hull as her leading man. This film version is considered lost. 
The film was remade in 1926 by Paramount as The Canadian with Thomas Meighan reprising his role as Frank Taylor.
- Billie Burke as Nora Marsh
- Thomas Meighan as Frank Taylor
- Helen Tracy as Miss Eunice Wickam
- Jack W. Johnston as Edward Marsh (aka J. W. Johnston)
- Mary Alden as Gertie Marsh
- Margaret Seddon as Miss Pringle
- Walter McEwen as James Wickham
- Grace Studdiford as Mrs. Wickham (* unclear whether this woman and Grace Van Studdiford are one in the same)
- John Raymond as Reginald Hornby
- The House That Shadows Built (1931 promotional film by Paramount); a possibility that the unnamed Billie Burke clip is from The Land of Promise.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
- The Land of Promise as produced on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre by Charles Frohman, Dec. 25, 1913 to May 1914, 76 performances; IBDb.com