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The Necessary Evil

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The Necessary Evil
Still of a scene rehearsal
Directed byGeorge Archainbaud
Written byStephen Vincent Benet
Eve Unsell
StarringBen Lyon
Viola Dana
Frank Mayo
CinematographyGeorge J. Folsey
Edited byArthur Tavares
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • May 17, 1925 (1925-05-17)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Necessary Evil is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Ben Lyon, Viola Dana, and Frank Mayo.[1]

The film's sets were designed by the art director Milton Menasco.



  1. ^ Langman, Larry (2000). Destination Hollywood: The Influence of Europeans on American Filmmaking. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company. p. 34. ISBN 078640681X.

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