Three Faces East (1926 film)

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Three Faces East
Three Faces East ad in The Film Daily, Jan-Jun 1926 (page 174 crop).jpg
Directed by Rupert Julian
Written by C. Gardner Sullivan (scenario)
Monte Katterjohn (scenario)
Based onThree Faces East
by Anthony Paul Kelly
Produced by Cecil B. DeMille
Starring Jetta Goudal
Robert Ames
Clive Brook
Cinematography J. Peverell Marley
Edited byClaude Berkeley
Music by Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinema Corporation of America
Distributed by Producers Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • February 3, 1926 (1926-02-03)
Running time
Seven reels (7,419 feet)
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Three Faces East is a 1926 American silent drama film directed by Rupert Julian and starring Jetta Goudal and Clive Brook. It is based on a popular 1918 Broadway play by Anthony Paul Kelly about spies during World War I. [1] It was remade under same title as a sound film in 1930, [2] [3] and in 1940 under the title British Intelligence starring Boris Karloff. The story's action takes place in France and Great Britain.



As described in a film magazine review, [4] while a German prisoner, British aviator Frank Bennett is nursed back to health by Fraulein Marks, who is really Helen Hawtree of the British Intelligence Service. She reaches England and is sent to the Bennett house to watch for Bolke, a German spy, who turns up as the servant Valdar. Helen falls in love with him but remains true to her country. They go to a cellar that is equipped with a radio, Frank arrives and during a fight Boelke is shot. After the war, Frank looks forward to a happy future with Helen. A highlight of the film is an attack on London by German Zeppelin airships and the British defensive anti-aircraft fire.



This film is listed as surviving at the Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée archives in Bois d'Arcy, France. [5]

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  1. Three Faces East as produced on Broadway at the Cohan and Harris Theatre and the Longacre Theatre, beginning August 13, 1918; 335 performances;
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Three Faces East at
  3. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  4. Pardy, George T. (January 2, 1926), "Pre-Release Review of Features: Three Faces East", Motion Picture News, New York City, New York: Motion Picture News, Inc., 33 (1): 86, retrieved January 2, 2023PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  5. The Library of Congress Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Three Faces East