The Sword of Damocles (film)

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The Sword of Damocles
Directed by George Ridgwell
Written byGeorge Ridgwell
Based onLeonie
by H.V. Esmond
Produced by Edward Godal
Starring Jose Collins
H.V. Esmond
Claude Fleming
Distributed by Butcher's Film Service
Release date
August 1920
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
English intertitles

The Sword of Damocles is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by George Ridgwell and starring Jose Collins, H.V. Esmond and Claude Fleming. [1]



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