The Secret Code (film)

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The Secret Code
The Secret Code (1918) - 1.jpg
Still with J. Barney Sherry and Gloria Swanson
Directed by Albert Parker
Written by Catherine Carr(scenario)
Based on story by Adela Rogers St. Johns
Starring Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Pliny Horne
Distributed by Triangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 8, 1918 (1918-09-08)
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Secret Code is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by Albert Parker and starring Gloria Swanson.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] Senator John Calhoun Rand (Sherry), a confirmed old bachelor, marries Sally Carter (Swanson), a young small town woman many years his junior. Washington society is amazed as the Senator had been regarded as the prize catch of the capital. While the society women gossip, secret service agents trace a leak back to the Senator's home. Suspicion points to Mrs. Rand. An investigation proves that she is blameless and that a trusted matron, close to the confidence of the Senator, is an agent of the Kaiser's and has been learning the nation's secrets. Humiliated by the thought that he had mistrusted his wife, John apologizes and Sally takes him back.



  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Secret Code". Retrieved July 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Reviews: The Secret Code". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (15): 36. October 5, 1918. 

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