DirectorWilliam Parke ProducerSamuel Goldwyn Duration
CastPauline Frederick (Cassy Cara), Alan Roscoe (Lennox), James Neill (Cara), Kate Lester (Mrs. Austen), Hazel Brennon (Margaret Austen), Warburton Gamble (Monty Paliser) LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateFebruary 15, 1920 WriterEdfrid A. Bingham, Edgar Saltus GenresDrama, Mystery, Silent film Similar moviesHow Foolshead Paid His Debts, Step Up, Paperman, Creed, With A Piece of Chalk, Bluebeard
The Paliser Case is a 1920 American silent mystery drama film produced and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures. Directed by William Parke, the film stars Pauline Frederick, Albert Roscoe, and James Neil. The film is now considered lost.
As described in a film magazine, Cassy Cara (Frederick), daughter of a Portuguese violinist whose talent has been obscured by a stroke following a holdup, attracts the attention of Monty Paliser (Gamble), a man of wealth who, failing to win her by any other means, marries her. Three days after the wedding she learns that the ceremony was not genuine and returns home, telling her father her story. That night Paliser is murdered while in his box at the opera. A young man who Cassy has loved, who was seated in the next box, is accused of the murder and a chain of evidence is built up around him. To shield him, Cassy confesses to the crime. Then her father tells the truth that he is guilty. The film ends with the death of the father and the reuniting of Cassy and her young man.
Pauline Frederick as Cassy Cara
Albert Roscoe as Lennox (credited as Albert Roscoe)
James Neil as Cara
Hazel Brennon as Margaret Austen (credited as Hazel Brennan)