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Her Better Self

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Her Better Self
Newspaper advertisement
Directed byRobert G. Vignola
William J. Scully (asst. director)
Written byMargaret Turnbull
Produced byAdolph Zukor
StarringPauline Frederick
Thomas Meighan
CinematographyNed Van Buren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 21, 1917 (1917-05-21)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Her Better Self is a 1917 American silent drama film starring Pauline Frederick and Thomas Meighan and directed by Robert G. Vignola. It was produced by Famous Players Film Company and distributed by Paramount Pictures.[1] It is now considered lost.[2]



Like many American films of the time, Her Better Self was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors required cuts of two scenes of a girl walking away with a man and the arrest of the girl, an intertitle stating "I left the town in disgrace," and the stabbing in the suicide scene and the vision of the same.[3]

See also


  1. ^ Katchmer, George A. (1991). Eighty Silent Film Stars: Biographies and Filmographies of the Obscure to the Well Known. McFarland. p. 646. ISBN 0-899-50494-9.
  2. ^ Her Better Self, The Pauline Frederick Website, stanford.edu
  3. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (3): 33. July 14, 1917. Retrieved November 8, 2014.

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