For the Defense (1922 film)

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For the Defense
For the Defense (1922) - 1.jpg
Vernon Steele and Ethel Clayton
Directed by Paul Powell
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Beulah Marie Dix
Based on For the Defense
by Elmer Rice
Starring Ethel Clayton
ZaSu Pitts
Cinematography Hal Rosson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1922 (1922-06-04)
Running time
50 minutes; 5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

For the Defense is a 1922 American silent mystery film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.[1] It is based on the Broadway play, For the Defense, by Elmer Rice.[2] Ethel Clayton is the star of the film. Considered to be a lost film for decades, a print was discovered in the Netherlands by the EYE Film Institute Netherlands (or Nederlands Filmmuseum).[3][4]

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