The Land of Promise
|The Land of Promise|
|Directed by||Joseph Kaufman|
|Produced by||Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr.
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||W. Somerset Maugham (play The Land of Promise)
Charles Whittaker (writer/scenario)
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|December 9, 1917|
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.
- Billie Burke as Nora Marsh
- Thomas Meighan as Frank Taylor
- Helen Tracy as Miss Eunice Wickam
- Jack W. Johnston as Edward Marsh (aka J. W. Johnston)
- Mary Alden as Gertie Marsh
- Margaret Seddon as Miss Pringle
- Walter McEwen as James Wickham
- Grace Studdiford as Mrs. Wickham (* unclear whether this woman and Grace Van Studdiford are one in the same)
- John Raymond as Reginald Hornby
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.
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
- The Land of Promise as produced on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre by Charles Frohman, Dec. 25, 1913 to May 1914, 76 performances; IBDb.com
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