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Damaged Goods (1914 film)

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For the 1919 UK film based on the same play, see Damaged Goods (1919 film). For the 1933 film based on the same play, see Damaged Lives.
Damaged Goods
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Directed byTom Ricketts
Written byHarry A. Pollard (adaptation)
Based onLes Avariés
by Eugène Brieux
StarringRichard Bennett
Adrienne Morrison
CinematographyThomas B. Middleton
Distributed byMutual Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 1, 1914 (1914-09-01)
English intertitles

Damaged Goods (1914) is an American silent film directed by Tom Ricketts, starring Richard Bennett. It is based on Eugène Brieux's play Les Avariés (1901) about a young couple who contract syphilis. No print of the film is known to exist, making it a lost film.[1] It is believed to have begun the sex hygiene/venereal disease film craze of the 1910s.[2]

The play was adapted into a British silent film Damaged Goods in 1919. A sound film based on the Brieux play, also titled Damaged Goods (1937) was directed by Phil Goldstone, released by Grand National Pictures.


Herald for Damaged Goods (1914)

See also


  1. ^ "Damaged Goods". silentera.com. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
  2. ^ Eric Schaefer, Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959 (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999).

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