|The Law of the Land|
|Directed by|| Maurice Tourneur |
Charles E. Whittaker (ass't director)
Clarence Brown (ass't director)
|Written by||Charles E. Whittaker (scenario)|
|Based on||The Law of the Land|
by George Broadhurst
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Cinematography||John van den Broek|
|Edited by||Clarence Brown (uncredited)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Law of the Land (or Law of the Land) is a 1917 silent film starring stage actress turned screen vamp Olga Petrova. The film was directed by Maurice Tourneur and produced by Jesse Lasky.
The story is based on the 1914 play The Law of the Land by George Broadhurst and starred Julia Dean in Petrova's role. Some scenes of this film were shot in Florida. This film is now lost.  
As described in a film magazine,  Margaret Harding (Petrova) becomes the wife of Richard Harding (Standing) to save her mother from ruin. The only happiness in her life is her young son, and one night when Harding threatens to whip the boy to death Margaret shoots him. Geoffrey Morton (Hamilton), who loves Margaret, and Margaret are charged with the crime. However, when Margaret explains to the police inspector (Hatch) the true state of affairs, and when her son shows marks where his father had hit him, Margaret and Geoffrey are exonerated and reunited.
Olga Petrova was a British-American actress, screenwriter and playwright.
Camille is a 1917 American silent film based on the play adaptation of La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in French as a novel in 1848 and as a play in 1852. Adapted for the screen by Adrian Johnson, Camille was directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starred Theda Bara as Camille and Albert Roscoe as her lover, Armand.
Big Timber is a 1917 American silent film Northwoods/drama produced by the Oliver Morosco Company and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by William Desmond Taylor and starred Kathlyn Williams and Wallace Reid. It is not known whether the film currently survives, and it may be a lost film.
To the Death is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Burton L. King and released by Metro Pictures. The film is considered to be lost.
The Land of Promise is a 1917 American silent comedy drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Joseph Kaufman and starred Billie Burke and Thomas Meighan. The film is based on the 1913 play The Land of Promise by W. Somerset Maugham, in which Burke starred.
To-Day is a 1917 silent film drama directed by Ralph Ince and starring Florence Reed. A story about prostitution, this film is based on a 1913 stage play Today by George Broadhurst and Abraham S. Schomer and starred Emily Stevens which ran for an astounding 280 performances in eight months time. Actors Gus Weinburg and Alice Gale are the only actors in the film that appeared in the play. It is considered to be a lost film.
The Undying Flame is a lost 1917 silent film drama directed by Maurice Tourneur, produced by Jesse Lasky and released by Paramount Pictures. This movie starred Olga Petrova, an English-born actress who became popular in silents playing vamps.
Something Different is a lost 1920 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Realart Pictures, an affiliate of Famous Players-Lasky and Paramount Pictures. It is based on a novel, Calderon's Prisoner, by Alice Duer Miller. The picture was directed by Roy William Neill with some filming being done in Cuba. Some of the cast's passport photos to enter Cuba for this production are found at Flickr.
Double Crossed is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and starred Pauline Frederick and Crauford Kent. Produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures, the film's story was written by Hector Turnbull and the scenario by Eve Unsell. This film is now considered lost.
An Even Break is a 1917 American silent comedy-drama film written and directed by Lambert Hillyer, and starring Olive Thomas and Charles Gunn. A print of the film is preserved at the Library of Congress. Prints and/or fragments were found in the Dawson Film Find in 1978.
Daughter of Destiny is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by George Irving, produced by and starring Olga Petrova, and distributed by Metro Pictures.
Arms and the Girl is a 1917 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Joseph Kaufman and stars Billie Burke. The film is one of the few of director Kaufman's to survive and the earliest known Billie Burke silent to survive.
William Riley Hatch was an American singer and actor on stage and in silent films.
Outcast is a lost 1917 American drama film directed by Dell Henderson and starring Ann Murdock. It was based on the play Outcast by Hubert Henry Davies. It was produced by Empire All-Star Corp., a production unit of the late Charles Frohman who had produced the play starring Elsie Ferguson. Ferguson would reprise the role in a 1922 Paramount film.
Exile is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and written by Charles E. Whittaker based upon the 1916 Dolf Wyllarde novel. The film stars Olga Petrova, Wyndham Standing, Mahlon Hamilton, Warren Cook, Charles Martin, and Violet Reed. The film was released in September 1917, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives, which suggests that it is a lost film.
The Idol of the North is a lost 1921 American silent drama film directed by Roy William Neill and written by Frank S. Beresford and Tom McNamara based upon a story by J. Clarkson Miller. The film stars Dorothy Dalton, Edwin August, E.J. Ratcliffe, Riley Hatch, Jules Cowles, and Florence St. Leonard. The film was released on March 27, 1921, by Paramount Pictures.
The Panther Woman is a 1918 American drama film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Olga Petrova. It was written by Mary Murillo based upon the 1895 novel Patience Sparhawk and Her Times by Gertrude Atherton and released in October 1918 by First National.
The Silence Sellers is a 1917 American silent drama film, directed by Burton King. It stars Olga Petrova, Mahlon Hamilton, and Wyndham Standing, and was released on September 24, 1917.
The Waiting Soul is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Burton L. King and starring Olga Petrova, Mahlon Hamilton and Mathilde Brundage.
The Soul of a Magdalen is a 1917 American silent drama film directed by Burton L. King and starring Olga Petrova, Wyndham Standing and Mahlon Hamilton.