Broken Fetters

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Broken Fetters
Broken Fetters.jpg
Directed by Rex Ingram
Written by Rex Ingram
Starring Kittens Reichert
Violet Mersereau
Charles Francis
Earl Simmons
Cinematography Stanley Sinclair
Distributed by Bluebird Photoplays
Release date
  • July 3, 1916 (1916-07-03)
Running time
5 reels (approximately 50 minutes)
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

Broken Fetters is a 1916 American silent drama film written and directed by Rex Ingram. Violet Mersereau played the lead role. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where Universal Studios and other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based at the beginning of the 20th century.[1][2][3]


Broken Fetters was produced by Bluebird Photoplays, one of the three brands of motion pictures then being released by Universal Film Manufacturing Company.[4]:13[5]



  1. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004), Fort Lee: The Film Town, Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl, ISBN 0-86196-653-8 
  2. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  3. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006), Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry, Arcadia Publishing, ISBN 0-7385-4501-5 
  4. ^ Hirschhorn, Clive (1985) [1983]. The Universal Story. New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 0-7064-1873-5. 
  5. ^ "Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 

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