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The Woman of Bronze

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The Woman of Bronze
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Directed byKing Vidor
Written byLouis D. Lighton
Hope Loring
Based onThe Woman of Bronze
by Henry Kistemaeckers, adapted by Paul Kester
Produced byHarry Garson
Samuel Zierler
StarringClara Kimball Young
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • February 23, 1923 (1923-02-23)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Woman of Bronze is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor and distributed through Metro Pictures. It is based on a 1920 Broadway play by Henry Kistemaeckers (adapted by Paul Kester) which starred Margaret Anglin, John Halliday, and Mary Fowler.[1] The film version is considered to be lost.[2][3]


Vivian (Clara Kimball Young), a long-suffering wife, endures her artist husband’s infidelity with Sylvia (Kathryn McGuire), his young model. Leonard (Lloyd Whitlock) redeems himself when he recognizes the spiritual character of his wife. Vidor considered the film “out of my line.”[4]



During the filming of A Woman of Bronze Vidor was invited to join Samuel Goldwyn Productions, with whom he would make two pictures: Three Wise Fools (1923) and Wild Oranges (1924).[5]


“A heavy emotional drama” as reported by Moving Picture World, 14 April 1923) [6]


  1. ^ The Woman of Bronze as produced on Broadway at the Frazee Theatre, September 7, 1920-April 1921, 252 performances; database
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Woman of Bronze at
  3. ^ "The Woman of Bronze". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
  4. ^ Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 340: Thumbnail synopsis provided. The young artist discovers his wife Vivian’s “soul”
  5. ^ Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 26
  6. ^ Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 340


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