His Back Against the Wall

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His Back Against the Wall
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Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Screenplay by Julien Josephson
Story byJohn Frederick
Starring Raymond Hatton
Virginia Valli
Will Walling
J. Gordon Russell
W.H. Bainbridge
Virginia Madison
Cinematography Max Fabian
Production
company
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • May 21, 1922 (1922-05-21)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

His Back Against the Wall is a 1922 American comedy film directed by Rowland V. Lee and written by Julien Josephson. The film stars Raymond Hatton, Virginia Valli, Will Walling, J. Gordon Russell, W.H. Bainbridge and Virginia Madison. The film was released on May 21, 1922, by Goldwyn Pictures. [1] [2] [3]

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  2. Janiss Garza. "His Back Against the Wall (1922) - Rowland V. Lee". AllMovie. Retrieved June 15, 2019.
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  4. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:His Back Against the Wall