Prodigal Daughters

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Prodigal Daughters
Prodigal Daughters lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Sam Wood
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written by Monte M. Katterjohn
Based on Prodigal Daughters
by Joseph Hocking
Starring Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Alfred Gilks
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
April 15, 1923
Running time
60 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Prodigal Daughters is a lost[1] 1923 American silent societal drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed through Paramount Pictures. The film stars Gloria Swanson and was directed by Sam Wood. It is based on a novel of the same name by Joseph Hocking.[2]

Some portions of this film were shot in Swanson's own palatial Hollywood mansion.[3] A young and then unknown Mervyn LeRoy appears unbilled as a newsboy. He later directed Swanson in her early talkie Tonight or Never.[4]



  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Prodigal Daughters
  2. ^ Canham, Kingsley; Thomas, Tony (1974). The Hollywood Professionals: Henry King, Lewis Milestone, and Sam Wood. Tantivy Press. p. 176. ISBN 0-498-01394-4. 
  3. ^ Swanson, Gloria (1981). Swanson On Swanson. Pocket Books. p. 190. ISBN 0-671-43354-7. 
  4. ^ Sandburg, Carl (2000). Bernstein, Arnie, ed. "The Movies Are": Carl Sandburg's Film Reviews and Essays, 1920-1928. Ebert, Roger. Lake Claremont Press. p. 166. ISBN 1-893-12105-4. 

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