The Soul of Broadway

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The Soul of Broadway
Pamphlet for the film
Directed by Herbert Brenon
Written by Herbert Brenon (scenario)
Story by Herbert Brenon
Starring Valeska Suratt
Cinematography Phil Rosen
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
October 18, 1915
(United States)
February 9, 1919
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Valeska Suratt and Jane Lee on set

The Soul of Broadway was a 1915 American silent crime drama film produced and distributed by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Herbert Brenon. Popular vaudeville performer Valeska Suratt starred in the film which was also her silent screen debut. The Soul of Broadway is now considered lost.[1] It is one of many silent films that were destroyed in a fire at Fox's film storage facility in Little Ferry, New Jersey in July 1937.[2]


As described in a film magazine,[3] La Valencia (Suratt), a stage beauty, has ensnared a young man who steels in order to shower her with the luxuries that she demands. He is caught and, after serving a 5-year term, emerges from prison a gray haired man. La Valencia comes across him again, and her passion revives. She seeks to ensnare him again, but now he is married and his old life has no charms for him. Desperate, she then threatens to reveal his past to his wife, which leads to a terrific climax.


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  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Soul of Broadway at
  2. ^ Slide, Anthony (2000). Nitrate Won't Wait: History of Film Preservation in the United States. McFarland. p. 13. ISBN 0-786-40836-7. 
  3. ^ "Advertising Aids for Busy Managers: The Soul of Broadway". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 39 (5): 677. Feb 1, 1919. Retrieved 2014-07-18. 

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