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Sold for Marriage

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Sold for Marriage
Still with Lillian Gish, Pearl Elmore, and Walter Long
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Written byWilliam E. Wing
StarringLillian Gish
CinematographyWilliam Fildew
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 16, 1916 (1916-04-16)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Sold for Marriage is a 1916 American drama film directed by Christy Cabanne for Triangle Film Corporation. Its working title was Marja of the Steppes. The plot concerns a beautiful young Russian village girl who is in love with a young but poor boy but whose guardian wants her to marry a rich old man that she does not love. When she refuses, her uncle arranges for her to be sold for marriage in America. An extant film, a copy preserved at the Library of Congress.[1][2]



  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Sold for Marriage at
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute,c.1978

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