Sold for Marriage

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Sold for Marriage
Sold for Marriage (1916) 1.jpg
Still with Lillian Gish, Pearl Elmore, and Walter Long
Directed by Christy Cabanne
Written by William E. Wing
Starring Lillian Gish
Cinematography William Fildew
Distributed by Triangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 16, 1916 (1916-04-16)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Sold for Marriage is a 1916 American drama film directed by Christy Cabanne for Triangle Film Corporation. Its working title was Marja of the Steppes. The plot concerns a beautiful young Russian village girl who is in love with a young but poor boy but whose guardian wants her to marry a rich old man that she does not love. When she refuses, her uncle arranges for her to be sold for marriage in America. An extant film, a copy preserved at the Library of Congress.[1][2]


  • Lillian Gish - Marfa
  • Frank Bennett - Jan
  • Walter Long - Col. Gregioff
  • Allan Sears - Ivan (as A.D. Sears)
  • Pearl Elmore - Anna
  • Curt Rehfeld - Dimitri (as Curt Rehfelt)
  • William Lowery - George (as William E. Lowery)
  • Fred Burns - A Policeman
  • Mike Siebert - The Undesirable Suitor
  • Frank Brownlee - Nicholas


  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Sold for Marriage at
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute,c.1978

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