The White Heather

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The White Heather
Maurice Tourneur The White Heather.jpg
Advertisement, 1919
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by Maurice Tourneur
Written by Cecil Raleigh (play)
Henry Hamilton (play)
Charles E. Whittaker
Starring Holmes Herbert
Ben Alexander
Ralph Graves
Mabel Ballin
Cinematography René Guissart
Harold S. Sintzenich
Maurice Tourneur Productions
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Release date(s) June 29, 1919
Running time 70 minutes[1]
Country United States
Language English

The White Heather is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Holmes Herbert, Ben Alexander and Ralph Graves. It was based on an 1897 play of the same title by Cecil Raleigh and Henry Hamilton. The future matinee idol John Gilbert appeared in a supporting part.


A villanous Scottish aristocrat attempts to destroy evidence of his marriage to his housekeeper in order to try and enable him to marry a wealthy woman.



  1. ^ Waldman p.82


  • Waldman, Harry. Maurice Tourneur: The Life and Films. McFarland, 2008.

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