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|The Law of the Land|
|Directed by||Maurice Tourneur|
Charles E. Whittaker (ass't director)
Clarence Brown (ass't director)
|Written by||Charles E. Whittaker (scenario)|
|Based on||The Law of the Land|
by George Broadhurst
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Cinematography||John van den Broek|
|Edited by||Clarence Brown (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, Margaret Harding (Petrova) becomes the wife of Richard Harding (Standing) to save her mother from ruin. The only happiness in her life is her young son, and one night when Harding threatens to whip the boy to death Margaret shoots him. Geoffrey Morton (Hamilton), who loves Margaret, and Margaret are charged with the crime. However, when Margaret explains to the police inspector (Hatch) the true state of affairs, and when her son shows marks where his father had hit him, Margaret and Geoffrey are exonerated and reunited.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Law of the Land at silentera.com
- The Law of the Land as produced on Broadway at the 48th Street Theatre, September 30, 1914; 221 performances; IBDb.com
- "Reviews: The Law of the Land". Exhibitors Herald. New York: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (9): 28. August 25, 1917.
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