Fair Lady (film)

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Fair Lady
Theatrical release poster
Directed byKenneth Webb
Produced byWhitman Bennett
Written byDorothy Farnum (scenario)
Based onThe Net
by Rex Beach
StarringBetty Blythe
Thurston Hall
Robert Elliott
CinematographyHarry Stradling
Edward Paul
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • March 19, 1922 (1922-03-19)
Running time
70 minutes, 7 reels (6,400 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Fair Lady is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Kenneth Webb. The film stars Betty Blythe, Thurston Hall and Robert Elliott. The film was based on the novel The Net by Rex Beach. It is not known whether the film currently survives.[1]


In Sicily, Count Martinello is assassinated by Cardi and his mafia group on what would have been his wedding day. His bride to be, Countess Margherita, gets word of this from American Norvin Blake, who fails to protect her from Cardi, who wants her for his own. Later, Margherita and Norvin meet in New Orleans, where he declares his love for her.

Recognizing Gian Norcone as the group leader that killed the count, Norvin has him arrested after getting into a fight with him. Caesar Maruffi, a supposed friend and admirer who suits Margherita, is discovered to be Cardi. In the middle of a fight between Cardi and Norvin, Cardi is stabbed by Lucrezia, Margherita's maid. In the end, Norvin finally wins Margherita.[2][3]


On location in New Orleans: Kenneth Webb, (director, center), Betty Blythe, Robert Elliott, (extreme right)


  1. ^ Fair Lady at silentera.com
  2. ^ Film Fun, May 1922, Vol. 35, No. 397, p.51
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1961-1970. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997. p. 323. ISBN 0-520-20970-2

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