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The Silent Partner (1917)


(as Marshall A. Neilan)


(story), (as George D. Proctor)


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Cast overview:
Jane Colby
Edward Royle
Harvey Wilson (as Henry Herbert)
Ernest Joy ...
David Pierce
Mabel Van Buren ...
Edith Preston
Florence Smythe ...
Mrs. Preston
Mayme Kelso ...
Mrs. Wilson


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Release Date:

10 May 1917 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Remade as The Silent Partner (1923) See more »

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The Silent Partner (1917) - Lost ?
31 March 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Stenographer Jane Colby ( Blanche Sweet ) is so competent that the firm of Edward Royle ( Thomas Meighan ) and Harvey Wilson ( Henry Hebert ) relies upon her abilities. Consequently, when Jane discovers a discrepancy in one of Wilson's accounts, Royle requests the resignation of his partner. Soon after, Royle falls prey to the wiles of socialite Edith Preston, who marries him for his money although she really is in love with Wilson. With the aid of David Pierce, Edith and Wilson conspire to ruin Royle and seize his fortune for themselves. Through their stock manipulations, Royle is about to lose his assets until Jane steps in and secures his shares with the $10,000 she has been saving to buy a house. Throughout the crisis, Edith has refused to help her husband, forbidding him to use her jewels to secure a loan, and when Royle discovers his wife's duplicity with Wilson, he renounces her and turns to Jane, telling her that she is no longer a silent partner in his life.

This 1917 silent drama was produced by the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, directed by Marshall Neilan, starring Blanche Sweet and Thomas Meighan. The survival status of The Silent Partner is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent film.

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