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|The Lost Lie|
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Written by||Judge Willis Brown|
|Produced by||Judge Willis Brown|
The Lost Lie is one of ten short films written and produced by Judge Willis Brown that were directed by King Vidor. They were filmed at Boy City Film Company in Culver City, California and released by General Film Company between January and May 1918.
Brown was a Salt Lake City juvenile court judge who specialized in “rehabilitating juvenile offenders.” He based the series on his experiences operating his “Boy’s Cities” (not to be confused with Boys Town). The movies depict “inter-ethnic” city youth facing and resolving social and moral challenges constructively. Director Vidor declared that he "deeply believed" in the value of the films.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Lost Lie". Silent Era. Retrieved May 17, 2008.
- Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 24
- Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 333: “All Vidor’s films prior to 1920 are presumed lost, except for The Intrigue and reel 1 of Bud's Recruit
- Baxter 1976 p. 8
Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 24-25, p. 335
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