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A Voice in the Dark (film)

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A Voice in the Dark
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Directed byFrank Lloyd
Screenplay byRalph E. Dyar, Arthur F. Statter
Based onA Voice in the Dark
by Ralph E. Dyar
StarringRamsey Wallace, Irene Rich, Alec B. Francis
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • 26 March 1921 (1921-03-26) (United States)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States

A Voice in the Dark is a 1921 American black-and-white silent film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ramsey Wallace, Irene Rich, and Alec B. Francis.[1] The film is based on the play A Voice in the Dark by Ralph E. Dyar (New York, July 28, 1919).[2]


Two sisters engaged on the same day: Adele, the younger, to Dr. Hugh Sainsbury, and Blanche, the eldest, to Harlan Day, an assistant district attorney. They are both suspected of committing a murder when Sainsbury is found dead. Blanche has a motive as Sainsbury almost dishonored her so that she wanted to prevent her sister from marrying him. Thanks to the testimony of two witnesses, a deaf woman and a blind man residing in the sanatorium where Sainsbury was working, the murder is resolved: the culprit is Amelia Ellingham, a nurse whom Sainsbury had seduced and to whom he had proposed to marry.[3]


Preservation status


  1. ^ "~A Voice in the Dark~ 1921". Silent Hollywood. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. ^ Wlaschin, Ken (April 28, 2009). Silent Mystery and Detective Movies: A Comprehensive Filmography. McFarland. p. 234. ISBN 9780786454297. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "A Voice in the Dark". Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:A Voice in the Dark
  5. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.202 c.1978 by The Film Institute
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