The Tower of Lies
Director Victor Sjostrom
Story by Selma Lagerlof
Producer Louis B. Mayer
Country United States
Writer Agnes Christine Johnston, Max Marcin
Release date October 11, 1925 (1925-10-11) (United States)
Based on The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
Genres Silent film, Drama, Melodrama, Family Drama
Cast Norma Shearer (Glory/Goldie), Lon Chaney (Jan), Ian Keith (Lars), Claire McDowell (Katrina), William Haines (August), David Torrence (Eric)
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The Tower of Lies (1925) was an American silent drama film directed by Victor Sjöström based upon Selma Lagerlöf's novel The Emperor of Portugallia (1914). Released one year after He Who Gets Slapped, the film marks the second collaboration between Sjöström, Lon Chaney and Norma Shearer. Also starring are William Haines, Ian Keith and Lew Cody.
Jan (Lon Chaney) is a Swedish farmer and Glory (Norma Shearer) is his beloved daughter, who saves him from bankruptcy by eloping to the big city with their rapacious landlord, driving Jan to madness.
The film is now considered a lost film.
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