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A Man of Stone

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A Man of Stone
Directed byGeorge Archainbaud
Written byLewis Allen Browne
Edmund Goulding
John Lynch
Produced byLewis J. Selznick
StarringConway Tearle
Betty Howe
Martha Mansfield
CinematographyJules Cronjager
Distributed bySelect Pictures
Release date
November 10, 1921
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A Man of Stone is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Conway Tearle, Betty Howe, and Martha Mansfield.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] after returning to London, Captain Deering (Tearle) of the British army finds that, during his absence from England, his fiancee Lady Fortescue (Mansfield) has jilted him for Lord Reggie (Brown). Stung with mortification, he accepts service in the Arabian desert and is attracted to a pretty young Arabian woman Laila (Howe), who nurses him through a fever when he becomes ill. Lady Fortescue has a change of heart and arrives as the desert camp while Captain Deering is absent. She tells Laila that she is Deering's wife. Laila leaves the camp and is attacked by a marauding band. Captain Deering and his troops rescue Laila, and there is a promise of continued happiness between them.



  1. ^ Kennedy, p. 300
  2. ^ "Reviews: A Man of Stone". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (24): 61. December 10, 1921.


  • Matthew Kennedy. Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory: Hollywood's Genius Bad Boy. Terrace Books, 2004.

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