The Clemenceau Case

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The Clemenceau Case
The Clemenceau Case 1918 reissue movieposter.jpeg
Poster for the 1918 reissue of the film.
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Produced by William Fox
Written by Herbert Brenon
Based on L'affaire Clémenceau
by Alexandre Dumas, fils
Starring Theda Bara
William E. Shay
Cinematography Phil Rosen
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 12, 1915 (1915-04-12)
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Lobby card

The Clemenceau Case is a 1915 American silent drama film written and directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara. The film is based on the French novel L'affaire Clémenceau, by Alexandre Dumas, fils, and is now considered to be lost.[1]


  • Theda Bara as Iza
  • William E. Shay as Pierre Clemenceau
  • Mrs. Allen Walker as Marie Clemenceau
  • Stuart Holmes as Constantin Ritz
  • Jane Lee as Janet
  • Saba Raleigh as Countess Dobronowska (credited as Mrs. Cecil Raleigh)
  • Frank Goldsmith as Duke Sergius
  • Sidney Shields as Madame Ritz


Like many American films of the time, The Clemenceau Case was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors for the 1918 reissue of the film cut, in Reel 4, two scenes in Iza's bedroom between her and Constantin beginning with her locking the door, Reel 5, scene on couch between Iza and her husband in which gown falls from her shoulder, and the stabbing.[2]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Clemenceau Case". Retrieved June 28, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (4): 49. July 20, 1918. 

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