GenreDrama CinematographyJohn van den Broek Duration LanguageSilent
Release dateJune 2, 1918 (1918-06-02) Based onA Dolls House
by Henrik Ibsen WriterHenrik Ibsen (play), Charles Maigne (adaptation), Maurice Tourneur (scenario) ProducersAdolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky Related Maurice Tourneur moviesThe Wishing Ring (1914), A Girls Folly (1917), Lorna Doone (1922), The Last of the Mohicans (1920)
A Doll's House is a 1918 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Artcraft Pictures, an affiliate of Paramount Pictures. It is the third American motion picture filming of Henrik Ibsen's play A Doll's House. Maurice Tourneur directed and Elsie Ferguson starred. This film is lost.
As described in a film magazine, to save her husband's life Nora Helmar (Ferguson) borrows a large sum of money and, after he has recovered, saying nothing to him, she slowly pays the debt. When Helmar (Herbert) discharges Krogstadt (Shannon), the moneylender, from the bank, Krogstadt threatens to expose Nora's act. Believing that her husband will condone what she has done, Nora confesses. Instead, he blames her. This unexpected action changes the doll-wife into a woman of the world, and as such she leaves her husband and three children to go out into the world and apply her knowledge of the serious side of life for her further education.