Shattered Idols

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Shattered Idols
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Directed by Edward Sloman
Produced byJ.L. Frothingham
Screenplay by William V. Mong
Based onThe Daughter of Brahma
by I. A. R. Wylie
Starring Marguerite De La Motte
William V. Mong
James W. Morrison
Frankie Lee
Ethel Grey Terry
Alfred Allen
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
J.L. Frothingham Productions
Distributed by Associated First National Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 1922 (1922-02-06)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Shattered Idols is a 1922 American drama film directed by Edward Sloman and written by William V. Mong. It is based on the 1912 novel The Daughter of Brahma by I. A. R. Wylie. The film stars Marguerite De La Motte, William V. Mong, James W. Morrison, Frankie Lee, Ethel Grey Terry, and Alfred Allen. The film was released on February 6, 1922, by Associated First National Pictures. [1] [2] [3]

Drama (film and television) Film and television genre

In film and television, drama is a genre of narrative fiction intended to be more serious than humorous in tone. Drama of this kind is usually qualified with additional terms that specify its particular subgenre, such as "police crime drama", "political drama", "legal drama", "historical period drama", "domestic drama", "teen drama" or "comedy-drama". These terms tend to indicate a particular setting or subject-matter, or else they qualify the otherwise serious tone of a drama with elements that encourage a broader range of moods.

Edward Sloman British actor and film director

Edward Sloman was an English silent film director, actor, screenwriter and radio broadcaster. He directed over 100 films and starred in over 30 films as an actor between 1913 and 1938.

William V. Mong American actor

William V. Mong was an American film actor, screenwriter and director. He appeared in 195 films between 1910 and 1939. His directing (1911-1918) and screenwriting (1911-1922) were mostly for short films.



As described in a film magazine, [4] Jean Hurst (Terry), a British army officer's wife in India, on the eve of the birth of her child, finds her husband dead, murdered on their doorstep. The child is born a cripple, and is a weakling and coward. Grown to manhood, because of his mother's hatred, David (Morrison) denounces the association of white people in the colony and marries Sarasvati (De La Motte), the goddess of a tribe that plans to overthrow their English rulers. Inheriting an estate and title in England, his mother hopes he will divorce his wife and marry the daughter of an army officer, but he remains steadfast. Learning of the sudden uprising of the native people, he risks his life to warn the British soldiers. When he returns to his bride, he finds that she has sacrificed her life for his.


Marguerite De La Motte American actress

Marguerite De La Motte was an American film actress, most notably of the silent film era.

James W. Morrison American actor

James W. Morrison was an American actor and author. He appeared in 187 films between 1911 and 1927.

Frankie Lee American actor

Frankie Lee, was an American child actor. He appeared in 56 films between 1916 and 1925. Best remembered in the 1919 film The Miracle Man, he was the little boy on crutches healed by the phony faith healer just after Lon Chaney.

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