Morals (film)

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Newspaper ad noting appearance by Kathlyn Williams before each screening
Directed by William Desmond Taylor
Produced by Realart Pictures Company
Written by Julia Crawford Ivers (scenario)
Based on The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne
by William J. Locke
Starring May McAvoy
William P. Carleton
Cinematography James Van Trees
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
November 1921
Running time
5 reels (5,152 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Morals is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor and starring May McAvoy, William P. Carleton, and Marian Skinner. It is based on a 1905 novel, The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke, which was produced as a 1907 Broadway play starring Marie Doro who later made her screen debut in a 1915 film version.

A British talking version of Locke's story was made in 1935 as The Morals of Marcus.


A woman escapes the Turkish harem in which she has been brought up and flees to London in the company of a British adventurer.


Preservation status[edit]

This film is preserved in the collection of the Library of Congress.[1][2][3][4]


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