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The Broken Violin (1923 film)

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The Broken Violin
Directed byJohn Francis Dillon
Written byGeorge Rogan
Lillian Case Russell
StarringDorothy Mackaill
Reed Howes
Zena Keefe
CinematographyGeorge Peters
Atlantic Features
Distributed byArrow Film Corporation
Release date
May 10, 1923
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Broken Violin is an American film that was released in 1923.[1] It was directed by John Francis Dillon.[2] It was produced by Atlantic Features and distributed by Arrow Film Corporation[3] It is a melodrama.[4] A 1923 publication described the film as "heart interest laid on thick."[5]


Variety wrote, "The story is of an imposter endeavoring to secure the millions rightfully belonging to another. His ruse works for a time, but the rightful heir finally comes into his own and incidentally wins the girl which the other hand had also attempted to secure".[6]


A review in Variety reads, "These long drawn-out melodramas are pretty tough on summer-time audiences" and "Melodramatics are the stock in trade of this production, with the story bringing forth only old bits in this line to create interest. The tale has a flimsy love angle weakly told, with the theme in general falling short of holding attention".[6]



  1. ^ Munden, Kenneth White; Institute, American Film (January 16, 1997). "The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States". University of California Press – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Blake, Joseph (January 16, 1923). "The Broken Violin" – via
  3. ^ "The Broken Violin".
  4. ^ "The Broken Violin (1923)". BFI.
  5. ^ Sherwood, Robert Emmet (January 16, 1923). "The Best Moving Pictures of 1922-23, Also Who's who in the Movies and the Yearbook of the American Screen". Small, Maynard – via Google Books.
  6. ^ a b "Pictures: The Broken Violin". Variety. Vol. 71, Iss. 7, (Jul 4, 1923): 23. Via Proquest.
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