The Cheat (1923 film)

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The Cheat
Lobby card
Directed by George Fitzmaurice
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
George Fitzmaurice
Written by Hector Turnbull (scenario)
Jeanie MacPherson (scenario)
Ouida Bergère (adaptation)
Starring Pola Negri
Jack Holt
Cinematography Arthur C. Miller
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • August 27, 1923 (1923-08-27)
Running time
8 reels (2232.05 meters)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Cheat is a 1923 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures, and is a remake of Cecil B. DeMille's 1915 hit feature using the same script by Hector Turnbull and Jeanie MacPherson. This version stars Pola Negri and was directed by George Fitzmaurice.[1][2][3]


Preservation status[edit]

The Cheat is now considered a lost film.[4]


  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Cheat at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute (1971)
  3. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Cheat
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Cheat

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