The Great Divide (1925 film)

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The Great Divide
The Great Divide(1925 film).jpg
Directed byReginald Barker
Written byBenjamin Glazer and Waldemar Young
Based onThe Great Divide
by William Vaughn Moody
StarringAlice Terry
Conway Tearle
Wallace Beery
CinematographyPercy Hilburn (*French)
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 15, 1925 (1925-02-15)
Running time
80 minutes ; 7,811 feet
CountryUnited States
English intertitles
Box office$674,000[1]

The Great Divide is a 1925 silent drama film produced and distributed by MGM and directed by Reginald Barker. The film stars Alice Terry, Conway Tearle and Wallace Beery. It is based on the William Vaughn Moody play, being the second of three film adaptations. The play had been made famous on the 1906 Broadway stage with Margaret Anglin, Henry Miller, Laura Hope Crews and a pre-Griffith Henry B. Walthall in the principal parts.[2][3]


Ruth Jordan is a gentlewoman rescued from a fate worse than death by Stephen Ghent—facing Dutch, the nastiest man in the West.



The film made a profit of $115,000.[1]


Previously thought lost, a copy exists in Cinemateket-Svenska Filminstitutet, Stockholm.[4]


  1. ^ a b c H. Mark Glancy, 'MGM Film Grosses, 1924-28: The Eddie Mannix Ledger', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 12 No. 2 1992 p127-144 at p129
  2. ^ 1906 Broadway Premiere of The Great Divide, at
  3. ^ The Great Divide at database
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Great Divide 1925

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