Under the Lash

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Under the Lash
Lobby card
Directed by Sam Wood
Written by J. E. Nash
Based on The Shulamite
by Alice and Claude Askew
The Shulamite
by Claude Askew and Edward Knoblock
Starring Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Alfred Gilks
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • October 16, 1921 (1921-10-16)
Running time
6 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Under the Lash is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film is based on the play The Shulamite by Claude Askew and Edward Knoblock, and the novel of the same name by Alice and Claude Askew.[1]

The film is lost with no copies of it existing in any archives.[2]



Upon its release, Under the Lash was not well received by audiences. It was the only Paramount Pictures film released in the early 1920s starring Gloria Swanson that did not do well at the box office.[3]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Under the Lash". silentera.com. Retrieved July 5, 2009. 
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Under the Lash
  3. ^ Quirk, Lawrence J. (1984). The Films of Gloria Swanson. Carol Publishing Group. p. 103. ISBN 0-806-50874-4. 

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