Arms and the Girl (film)

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Arms and the Girl (film)
Arms and the Girl - 1917 - newspaper advert.jpg
Newspaper advertisement.
Directed by Joseph Kaufman
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Grant Stewart(play:Arms and the Girl)
Robert Baker(play)
Charles Whittaker (scenario)
Starring Billie Burke
Thomas Meighan
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • October 8, 1917 (1917-10-08)
  • October 14, 1917 (1917-10-14)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
A scene from the film.

Arms and the Girl is a 1917 silent film drama produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Joseph Kaufman and stars Billie Burke. The film is one of the few of director Kaufman's to survive and the earliest known Billie Burke silent to survive.[1][2]

The film is based on a 1917 Broadway play which starred a young Fay Bainter.[3]

A copy is preserved at George Eastman House in Rochester New York.[4]


  • Billie Burke - Ruth Sherwood
  • Thomas Meighan - Wilfred Ferrers
  • Louise Bates - Olga Karnovitch
  • J. Malcolm Dunn - Eugene
  • Arthur Bauer - Burgomaster
  • William David - Jack Martin
  • George S. Trimble - The General
  • Harry Lee - ?
  • May De Lacy - uncredited


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