The Christian (1923 film)

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The Christian
The Christian -1923 poster.jpg
1923 theatrical poster
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Paul Bern
Based on The Christian
by Hall Caine
Starring Richard Dix
Mae Busch
Cinematography Charles Van Enger
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • January 28, 1923 (1923-01-28)
Running time
80+ minutes at 8 reels (8000 ft)
Country United States
Language Silent film
(English intertitles)

The Christian (1923) is a silent film drama, released by Goldwyn Pictures, directed by Maurice Tourneur, and starring Richard Dix and Mae Busch.[1][2]

Production background[edit]

The film is based on the novel and play by Hall Caine. On the Broadway stage Viola Allen, played Glory Quayle in 1899. This was the fifth, and last, silent era filming of the story, with previous versions made in 1911 The Christian (Australian), 1913, 1914 and 1915. Some filming for this production was done in the United Kingdom.[3]

Preservation status[edit]

Extant at the George Eastman House, Museum of Modern Art and British Film Institute National Archive.[4] [5]



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