Dangerous Lies (1921 film)

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Dangerous Lies
Dangerous Lies 1921 newspaper advertisement.jpg
Contemporary American newspaper advertisement for the film.
Directed by Paul Powell
Written by Mary H. O'Connor
Based on"Twice Wed"
by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Starring David Powell
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky British Producers
Release date
  • 18 September 1921 (1921-09-18)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Dangerous Lies is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Paul Powell. Alfred Hitchcock is credited as a title designer. [1] The film is now lost. [1]



As described in a film magazine, [2] Joan (Glynne), a poor rector's daughter, marries a bounder and, after she discovers his true character, leaves him to make her way in London. She meets and falls in love with Sir Henry Bond (Powell), a wealthy collector of antique books, and marries him after reading of her husband's sudden death. Later it is discovered that her husband was not dead, and that he had the notice printed to throw creditors off his trail. Joan goes to his hotel room and a struggle ensues in which her husband falls dead from a heart attack, leaving her free for happiness with her book connoisseur.


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  1. 1 2 "Progressive Silent Film List: Dangerous Lies". silentera.com. Retrieved 13 December 2008.
  2. "Reviews: Dangerous Lies". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (14): 70. 1 October 1921.