The River Woman

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The River Woman
Directed by Joseph Henabery
Written by Harold Shumate (story, dialogue)
Adele Buffington (adaptation, scenario)
Produced byGotham Productions
Starring Lionel Barrymore
Cinematography Ray June
Edited byDonn Hayes
Distributed byLumas Film; States Rights
Release date
  • December 1, 1928 (1928-12-01)
Running time
7 reels; 6,565 feet
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The River Woman is a 1928 American drama film directed by Joseph Henabery that is part-silent and part-sound. Made by an independent company, Gotham, the film starred Lionel Barrymore and Jacqueline Logan. [1] [2]




Prints of The River Woman are preserved at the Library of Congress, Cinematek, George Eastman House, BFI National Archive, and UCLA Film and Television Archive. [3] [4]

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  1. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: The River Woman at
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The River Woman
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress p. 153 by The American Film Institute, c.1978