Contraband (1925 film)

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Contraband
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Directed by Alan Crosland
Written byJack Cunningham (scenario)
Based onContraband
by Charles Buddington Kelland
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Starring Lois Wilson
CinematographyAl Siegler
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 16, 1925 (1925-02-16)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Contraband is a lost [1] 1925 silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Alan Crosland directed and Lois Wilson stars. The film is taken from a novel, Contraband, by Charles Buddington Kelland. [2] It was the last film directed by Alan Crosland in co-operation with the distributor, Paramount Pictures.

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