The Sign on the Door

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The Sign on the Door
The Sign on the Door (1921) - Cody & Talmadge 2.jpg
Film still with Cody and Talmadge
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Produced by Norma Talmadge
Written by Herbert Brenon
Mary Murillo
Based on The Sign on the Door
by Channing Pollock
Starring Norma Talmadge
Cinematography J. Roy Hunt
Distributed by Associated First National Pictures
Release date
May 1921
Running time
84 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Sign on the Door is a 1921 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and Lew Cody. The film was directed and written by Herbert Brenon, and based upon the play of the same name by Channing Pollock.[1] A copy of this film is in the Library of Congress film archive.[2]

A second adaptation of the play was filmed in 1929 as The Locked Door, starring Barbara Stanwyck.[3]



  1. ^ White Munden, Kenneth, ed. (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921-1930. University of California Press. pp. 715–716. ISBN 0-520-20969-9. 
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Sign on the Door". Silent Era. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  3. ^ White Munden 1997 p. 445

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