The Life Line

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The Life Line
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Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Written by George R. Sims (play)
Charles E. Whittaker
Produced byMaurice Tourneur
Starring Jack Holt
Wallace Beery
Lew Cody
Tully Marshall
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Release date
  • September 28, 1919 (1919-09-28)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States

The Life Line is a 1919 American silent drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Jack Holt, Wallace Beery and Lew Cody. The picture was based on the play The Romany Rye by the British playwright George R. Sims. The film is set amongst the criminal classes in the slums of London. [1]



Preservation status

A print is preserved at Filmmuseum Amsterdam aka the EYE Institut. [2]

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