Beyond the Dreams of Avarice

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Beyond the Dreams of Avarice
Directed by Thomas Bentley
Written byWalter Besant
William J. Elliott
Starring Henry Victor
Joyce Dearsley
Alban Atwood
Frank Stanmore
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company
Distributed byIdeal Film Company
Release date
1920
CountryUnited Kingdom

Beyond the Dreams of Avarice is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Henry Victor, Joyce Dearsley and Alban Atwood. [1] It was based on the 1895 novel by Walter Besant.

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References

  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | BEYOND THE DREAMS OF AVARICE (1920)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. 16 April 2009. Archived from the original on 7 February 2009. Retrieved 27 October 2011.