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The Stealers

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The Stealers
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Written byChristy Cabanne
CinematographyGeorges Benoît
Distributed byRobertson-Cole Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • October 3, 1920 (1920-10-03)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Scene from The Stealers (1920)
Scene from The Stealers (1920)

The Stealers is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Christy Cabanne.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] Rev. Robert Martin (Tooker) is an ex-minister who has lost his faith because of his wife's faithlessness, and taken up a life of crime as head of a band of pickpockets masquerading as religious workers who ply their trade in the wake of a traveling carnival company. He tries to keep the true nature of his work secret from his daughter Julie (Shearer), but she learns the truth while traveling with his band for a week. One by one the members of the band are regenerated through a renewal of their faith. Stephen Gregory (Miller), the last of the band to find solace in faith, tries upon a wager to induce his friend Mary Forrest (Dwyer) to leave the man she married while he is under arrest and to go with him.



  1. ^ Jacobs & Braum p.59
  2. ^ "Reviews: The Stealers". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 11 (14): 88. October 2, 1920.


  • Jack Jacobs and Myron Braum. The Films of Norma Shearer. A. S. Barnes, 1976.
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