The Land of Promise

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The Land of Promise
Directed by Joseph Kaufman
Produced by Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by W. Somerset Maugham (play The Land of Promise)
Charles Whittaker (writer/scenario)
Starring Billie Burke
Thomas Meighan
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
December 9, 1917
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent

The Land of Promise is a 1917 silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Joseph Kaufman and starred Billie Burke and Thomas Meighan. The film is based on the 1913 play by W. Somerset Maugham, The Land of Promise, which also starred Burke on Broadway with Shelly Hull as her leading man.

The film was remade in 1926 by Paramount as The Canadian with Thomas Meighan reprising his role as Frank Taylor.


Preservation status[edit]

The House That Shadows Built (1931) promotional film by Paramount, contains an unidentified Billie Burke clip almost certainly from The Land of Promise. Other than this brief clip, this is considered a lost film.[1][2]


  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  2. ^ The Land of Promise as produced on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre by Charles Frohman, Dec. 25, 1913 to May 1914, 76 performances;

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