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Sapho (film)

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Genre  Drama, Romance
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Language  English
Director  Hugh Ford
Screenplay  Hugh Ford, Doty Hobart
Country  United States
Release date  March 11, 1917 (1917-03-11)
Based on  Sapho by Alphonse Daudet
Writer  Alphonse Daudet (novel), Hugh Ford (scenario), Doty Hobart (adaptation)
Story by  Alphonse Daudet, Doty Hobart
Cast  Pauline Frederick (Sapho), Thomas Meighan (Jean Gaussin), Pedro de Cordoba (Flamant), John St Polis (Dejoie), Frank Losee (Caoudal)
Similar movies  The 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.

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Cast

  • Pauline Frederick as Sapho, aka Fanny Lagrand
  • Frank Losee as Caoudal
  • John St. Polis as Dejoie (credited as John Sainpolis)
  • Pedro de Cordoba as Flamant
  • Thomas Meighan as Jean Gaussin
  • Reception

    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.

    References

    Sapho (film) Wikipedia
    Sapho (film) IMDb


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