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Keys of the Righteous

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Keys of the Righteous
Film poster
Directed byJerome Storm
Screenplay byC. Gardner Sullivan
Produced byThomas H. Ince
StarringEnid Bennett
Earle Rodney
George Nichols
Josef Swickard
Karl Formes
Gertrude Claire
CinematographyCharles J. Stumar
Thomas H. Ince Corporation
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 18, 1918 (1918-02-18)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Keys of the Righteous is a surviving 1918 American silent drama film directed by Jerome Storm and written by C. Gardner Sullivan. The film stars Enid Bennett, Earle Rodney, George Nichols, Josef Swickard, Karl Formes, and Gertrude Claire.[1][2] The film was released on February 18, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.


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Preservation status

A print exists in the Library of Congress collection.[3][4]


Like many American films of the time, Keys of the Righteous was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 4, the striking of man on head with cane, closeup of two men exchanging glances regarding young woman, all dance hall scenes up to time young woman is seen at table with father, man with arm around young woman at table in cabaret, stout woman talking to young woman at table with father, woman soliciting man at door of saloon, the intertitle "Leave me alone, I'm broke", Reel 5, two intertitles "A charge which if proven" etc. and "If you father was looking for you there" etc., and all scenes of woman derelicts before judge at bar.[5]


  1. ^ Hal Erickson (2015). "Keys-of-the-Righteous - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 7 January 2015. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Keys of the Righteous (1918) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 96 c.1978 by the American Film Institute
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Keys of the Righteous
  5. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (12): 29. March 16, 1918.

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