Life's Greatest Problem

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Life's Greatest Problem
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Directed byJ. Stuart Blackton
Produced byJ. Stuart Blackton
Written byAnthony Paul Kelly (story, scenario)
StarringMitchell Lewis
Rubye De Remer
CinematographyOtto Brautigan (some sources credit George Brauitgan)
J. Stuart Blackton Feature Pictures
Distributed byIndependent Sales Corporation
Release date
  • November 3, 1918 (1918-11-03)
Running time
6 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Life's Greatest Problem is a 1918 American silent war drama film directed and produced by J. Stuart Blackton.[1][2]

The film exists today, preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[3][4]


  • Mitchell Lewis as Big Steve Reardon
  • Rubye De Remer as Alice Webster
  • Gus Alexander as Little Lefty
  • Ida Darling as Mrs. Craig
  • Helen Ferguson as Miriam Craig
  • John P. Wade as John Craig
  • Eugene Strong as Dick Craig
  • John Goldsworthy as Frank Craig
  • John W. Martin as Shipyard Superintendent
  • Sidney D'Albrook as An Agitator
  • Bernard Randall as Craig's Secretary
  • Aubrey Beattie as Wilkins


Filming began under the working title Safe for Democracy.


  1. ^ "Detail view of Movies Page". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Silent Era : Progressive Silent Film List". Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) p. 103 c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  4. ^ "Life's Greatest Problem". 24 October 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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