DirectorHugh Ford ScreenplayHugh Ford, Doty Hobart CountryUnited States
Release dateMarch 11, 1917 (1917-03-11) Based onSapho by Alphonse Daudet WriterAlphonse Daudet (novel), Hugh Ford (scenario), Doty Hobart (adaptation) Story byAlphonse Daudet, Doty Hobart CastPauline Frederick (Sapho), Thomas Meighan (Jean Gaussin), Pedro de Cordoba (Flamant), John St Polis (Dejoie), Frank Losee (Caoudal) Similar moviesThe Call of Youth (1921), The Man With the Golden Brain (2012), Inspiration (1931)
Sapho is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Hugh Ford and written by Hugh Ford and Doty Hobart. The film stars Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, John St. Polis, Pedro de Cordoba, and Thomas Meighan. It is based on the novel Sapho by Alphonse Daudet. The film was released on March 11, 1917, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
John St. Polis as Dejoie (credited as John Sainpolis)
Pedro de Cordoba as Flamant
Thomas Meighan as Jean Gaussin
Like many American films of the time, Sapho was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required a cut of the view of Jean pointing at the bed and accusing Sapho.