The Great Day

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The Great Day
Directed by Hugh Ford
Written byLouis N. Parker (play)
George R. Sims
Eve Unsell
Starring Arthur Bourchier
Cinematography Hal Young
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • November 1920 (1920-11)
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageSilent with English intertitles

The Great Day is a 1920 British drama film directed by Hugh Ford. Alfred Hitchcock is credited as a title designer. [1] On 17 April 1921, Paramount Pictures released the film in the US at five reels (roughly 50 minutes). The film is now considered to be a lost film. [1]



As described in a film publication, [2] Frank Beresford (Burleigh) and Clara Borstwick (Hume) have married against the wishes of her father, Sir John Borstwick (Bourchier). Immediately following the marriage, Lillian Leeson (Albanesi), to whom Frank had formerly been married, appears with the intent to blackmail. Frank had told Clara of the former marriage and had believed that Lillian was dead. Frank goes to Paris to find a former friend that he believed to be dead who was a former husband of Lillian. He recognizes Dave Leeson (Kerr) and they return to England. Dave frustrates the attempt by Lillian to spoil Frank's happiness, and there is a reconciliation with Clara.


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  1. 1 2 "Progressive Silent Film List: The Great Day". Silent Era. Retrieved 22 November 2008.
  2. "The Great Day: First British-Made Picture Doesn't Meet Expectations". Film Daily. New York City: Wyd's Films and Film Folks, Inc. 16 (3): 9. 3 April 1921. Retrieved 18 March 2014.