The Denial

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The Denial
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Directed byHobart Henley
Written byAgnes Christine Johnston
Based onThe Square Peg
by Lewis Beach
StarringClaire Windsor
Bert Roach
William Haines
Lucille Ricksen
Robert Agnew
CinematographyBenjamin F. Reynolds
Edited byFrank Davis
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • March 22, 1925 (1925-03-22) (United States)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Denial is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Claire Windsor, Bert Roach, William Haines, Lucille Ricksen, and Robert Agnew. The film was written by Agnes Christine Johnston based on the play The Square Peg by Lewis Beach.[1]

Lucille Ricksen died of tuberculosis the same month this film was released.


As described in a film magazine review,[2] a Mother tries to direct the affections of her daughter as she sees fit. When her daughter rebels, she realizes how such domination spoiled her own life and she allows her daughter to marry the man of her choice, a young officer. The Mother's similar history from years past is presented in flashbacks.



A partial print of The Denial is in the collection of George Eastman House.[3]


  1. ^ Eames, John Douglas (1988). The MGM Story: The Complete History Of Fifty Roaring Years. Crown Publishers. p. 24. ISBN 0-517-52613-1.
  2. ^ "New Pictures: The Denial", Exhibitors Herald, 21 (03): 43, April 11, 1925, retrieved January 9, 2022 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Denial at

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