The Gentle Intruder

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The Gentle Intruder
Directed by James Kirkwood
Written by Clifford Howard
Starring Mary Miles Minter
Distributed by Mutual Film
Release date
  • February 19, 1917 (1917-02-19)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Gentle Intruder is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by James Kirkwood. A copy of the film still exists at the Dutch Filmmuseum.[1]


Sylvia is the niece of a man who leaves her a fortune. However, his lawyer, Mr. Baxter, uses the money to support himself and his wife. Sylvia gives him a visit, but isn't wanted there. She falls in love with his son Arnold, who has a drinking and gambling problem. While she is trying to get him straightened up, Arnold find out his parents are keeping Sylvia's money for their own.[2]



  1. ^ Silents Are Golden Lost films article
  2. ^ The New York Times Review summary

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