LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateNovember 13, 1920 (1920-11-13) Based onLife (play)
by Thompson Buchanan WriterWilliam A. Brady, Thompson Buchanan
Life is a lost 1920 American silent drama film directed by Travers Vale and written by William A. Brady based upon the play Life by Thompson Buchanan. The film stars Nita Naldi, Hubert Druce, Jack Mower, J.H. Gilmour, Arline Pretty, and Leeward Meeker. The film was released on November 13, 1920, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, the film starts with an 8-oar shell race between college teams. Later, there is a prison escape from Sing Sing, and then a murder on the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue in New York City (filmed at the actual cathedral while the congregation was leaving mass). A priest and crowd gather around the dying man, and the priest takes his confession. There are several plot twists.