The Auction Block (1917 film)

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The Auction Block
Directed by Laurence Trimble
Produced by Rex Beach
Written by Gil Spear (scenario)
Based on The Auction Block 
by Rex Beach
Starring Rubye De Remer
Cinematography David Calcagni
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release dates
  • December 2, 1917 (1917-12-02)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Auction Block is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by produced by Laurence Trimble and starring Rubye De Remer. The film was produced by Rex Beach whose novel, The Auction Block, the film is based on.[1]

The film was remade as a comedy in 1926 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer starring Charles Ray and Eleanor Boardman.[2]


  • Rubye De Remer - Lorelei Knight
  • Florence Deshon - Lilas Lynn
  • Dorothy Wheeler - Mrs. Peter Knight
  • Florence Johns - Adoree Demorest
  • Tom Powers - Bob Wharton
  • Walter Hitchcock - Jarvis Hammon
  • Ned Burton - Hannibal Wharton
  • Charles Graham - Max Melcher
  • George Cooper - Jimmy Knight
  • Alec B. Francis - John Merkle
  • Francis Joyner - Campbell Pope
  • Bernard Randall - Noble Bergman
  • Peter Lang - Peter Knight


  1. ^ The Auction Block at
  2. ^ Eames, John Douglas (1975). The MGM Story: The Complete History Of Fifty Roaring Years (3 ed.). Octopus Books. p. 24. ISBN 0-904-23014-7. 

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