Under the Lash (1921)

Melodrama | 18 December 1921

Director:

Sam Wood

Writer:

J. E. Nash

Cinematographer:

Alfred Gilks

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

The 21 May 1921 Camera announced that “next week” Gloria Swanson and Mahlon Hamilton would begin The Shulamite, the working title of Under the Lash. A Lasky Studios schedule in the 11 Jun 1921 Camera announced that The Shulamite was in its third week of ... More Less

The 21 May 1921 Camera announced that “next week” Gloria Swanson and Mahlon Hamilton would begin The Shulamite, the working title of Under the Lash. A Lasky Studios schedule in the 11 Jun 1921 Camera announced that The Shulamite was in its third week of shooting More Less

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21 May 1921
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Shulamite by Alice Askew, Claude Askew, Claude Askew, Edward Knoblock (New York, 1907) The Shulamite .
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Shulamite
Release Date:
18 December 1921
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 16 October 1921
Production Date:
began late May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 October 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17132
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,675
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Deborah Krillet is the young wife of Simeon Krillet, a Boer farmer and religious fanatic. She falls in love with young Englishman Robert Waring, who comes to the farm as overseer. Krillet threatens to beat her for reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but relents when she falsely states that she is pregnant; later she confesses the lie to Waring and records it in her diary. Discovering the deception, Krillet tells Deborah he must kill her, and Waring, summoned by a servant during a storm, shoots Krillet to save Deborah. Krillet is reported to have been killed in the storm, but the farmer's sister, Anna, discovers the truth. To silence her, Deborah surrenders the farm and her husband's money. Waring discovers that his wife has been granted a divorce, and the lovers are ... +


Deborah Krillet is the young wife of Simeon Krillet, a Boer farmer and religious fanatic. She falls in love with young Englishman Robert Waring, who comes to the farm as overseer. Krillet threatens to beat her for reading Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet but relents when she falsely states that she is pregnant; later she confesses the lie to Waring and records it in her diary. Discovering the deception, Krillet tells Deborah he must kill her, and Waring, summoned by a servant during a storm, shoots Krillet to save Deborah. Krillet is reported to have been killed in the storm, but the farmer's sister, Anna, discovers the truth. To silence her, Deborah surrenders the farm and her husband's money. Waring discovers that his wife has been granted a divorce, and the lovers are united. +

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