The Outsider (1926 film)

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The Outsider
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Directed by Rowland V. Lee
Written byRobert N. Lee (adaptation)
Based on The Outsider
by Dorothy Brandon
Produced by William Fox
Starring Jacqueline Logan
Lou Tellegen
Walter Pidgeon
CinematographyG.O. Post
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 17, 1926 (1926-01-17)
Running time
60 minutes; 6 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Outsider is a 1926 American 60-minute silent drama film directed by Rowland V. Lee and starring Jacqueline Logan, Lou Tellegen, and Walter Pidgeon. It was based on the 1923 play The Outsider by Dorothy Brandon. [1] The screenplay is set in London and concerns an unorthodox doctor who cures a patient with whom he is in love. [2] [3]


The film was remade as a British sound film in 1931, which was released by Metro Goldwyn Mayer.


As described in a film magazine review, [4] Leontine Sturdee and her dancing partner Basil Owen tour Hungry. They meet Anton Ragatzy, a mystic faith healer who falls in love with the young woman. When she is injured during an acrobatic dance move, she is taken to London where the doctors pronounce her an incurable cripple. Anton follows her to London where he offers her aid but is denounced by the doctors. Finally he obtains admission to see Leontine. After several failures she is able to rise and walk at his command. Leontine realizes that it was not his healing abilities but their mutual love that wrought the cure.


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With no prints of The Outsider located in any film archives, [5] it is a lost film. [6]

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  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. The Outsider as produced on Broadway, 49th Street Theater, March 3 1924; later 1928 revival;
  4. Pardy, George T. (January 30, 1926), "Pre-Release Review of Features: The Outsider", Motion Picture News, New York City, New York: Motion Picture News, Inc., 33 (5): 600, retrieved February 2, 2023PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  5. The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Outsider
  6. The Outsider at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: list of Fox films - 1926