God's Law and Man's

The Purchase Price (Working title)

Directed by: John H. Collins, , USA, 1917

  • Genre: Drama,
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Szenenphoto aus God's Law and Man's, © Columbia Pictures Corporation


Cast and Credits

Production Columbia Pictures Corporation
Distribution Metro Pictures Corporation
Metro Pictures Corporation [(Deutschland)]
Producer B.A. Rolfe
B.A. Rolfe [(Supervisor)]
Director B.A. Rolfe
Assistant Director Albert H. Kelley [(as Albert J. Kelly)]
Scenario Albert H. Kelley
Based on Albert H. Kelley [Novel: A Wife by Purchase (1909)]
Director of Photography John Arnold
Camera Assistant Harold Wenstrom [(as Harold Winstrom)]
Art Department Harold Wenstrom
Cast Viola Dana [Ameia]
Robert Walker [Dr. Claude Drummond]
Augustus Phillips [Jack Alston]
Augustus Phillips [Kunda Ram]
Frank Currier [Major General Dennison]
Marie Adell [Olive Dennison]
Floyd Buckley [Lord Charles Drummond]
Adele Clarke
George A. Wright [Earl of Hetherington]

Technical specifications
Locations or Studios: Jacksonville, Florida
Category: Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,, 1418 meters, 5000 feet, 5 reels
Sound System: silent
First Screening: April 23, 1917 in USA

US Copyright: May 02, 1917 - ©LP.10701
Survival Status: No holdings located in archives

Synopsis in German
Englischer Beamter heiratet Indierin, die ihrer Bestimmung als Haremsdame entfloh. Vater ruft ihn nach England zurück, wo er standesgemäss heiraten soll. Am Schluss bleibt er bei seiner Indierin - die ihm zugedachte Gattin entpuppt sich erst noch als deren Schwester. (Nach "Der Film")

Remarks and general Information in German: UFA brachte den Film 1921 unter dem Titel "Im Reiche des weissen Elefanten" in die deutschen Kinos. Die deutsche Fassung hatte eine Länge von 1418 Meter und wurde am 28. September 1921 der Zensur in Berlin vorgelegt. The German title cards supposedly are lost.

General Information

God's Law and Man's is a motion picture produced in the year 1917 as a USA production. The Film was directed by John H. Collins, with Viola Dana, Robert Walker, Augustus Phillips, , Frank Currier, in the leading parts. There are no reviews of God's Law and Man's available.



Bibliography - Exhibitor's Trade Review, 12 May 1917, pg 1606.
- The Motion Picture News, March 17, 1917, pg 1704.
- The Motion Picture News, 21 April 1917, pg 2461.
- The Motion Picture News, 6 October 1917, pg 72.
- Motography, April 28, 1917, pg 897.
- Motography, May 12, 1917, pp 975, 1016-17.
- Motography, May 26, 1917, pg 1080.
- Motography, June 2, 1917, pp 1135, 1136.
- Motography, June 16, 1917, pp 1246.
- Motography, September 15, 1917, pg 544.
- The Moving Picture World, January 27, 1917, pg 538.
- The Moving Picture World, April 28, 1917, pg 681.
- The Moving Picture World, May 12, 1917, pg 979.
- The New York Dramatic Mirror, 5 May 1917, pg 30.
- Variety, 4 May 1917, pg 26.
- Wid's Film Daily, 10 May 1917, pp 300-01.
- Der Film 1922, Nr. 22

References in Databases
American Film Institute Nr. 16909
American Silent Feature Film Database Nr. 5709
IMDb - International Movie Data Base Nr. tt0008017
KinoTV Database Nr. 74743
Turner Classic Movies Database Nr. 492475
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