The Lure (1914 film)

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The Lure
The Lure (1914 film).jpg
Directed by Alice Guy Blaché
Starring Claire Whitney
James O'Neill
Distributed by World Film Corporation
Release date
Country United States

The Lure is a 1914 film directed by Alice Guy Blaché. The cast features James O'Neill, Fraunie Fraunholz, Kirah Markham, and Claire Whitney. The Lure was an adaptation of a controversial play giving a sympathetic depiction of social pressures leading women into prostitution.[1][2]


  1. ^ "The Lure [1914], a celebrated play of the Shubert tour, with Julia Moore, for World"
  2. ^ Marked Women: Prostitutes and Prostitution in the Cinema - Page 19 =029921253X Russell Campbell - 2006 "One of the few females prominent in the motion picture industry, Alice Guy-Blaché, directed The Lure (1914), an adaptation of a controversial play about young women being entrapped in a brothel; she stated that she took on the project after ....Guy reports that when the film came before a censorship board, one of the women on the committee defended it by saying, "The subject was offensive—I believe that only a woman could have treated it with such delicacy." Having initially been banned...