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Directed by Ralph Ince
Written byRalph Ince (scenario)
Based onplay by George Broadhurst and Abraham S. Schomer
Produced by Harry Rapf
Pathé Exchange
Starring Florence Reed
CinematographyAndre Barlatier - (French Wikipedia)
Distributed byPioneer Film Corporation
Release date
  • June 1917 (1917-06)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

To-Day is a 1917 silent film drama directed by Ralph Ince and starring Florence Reed. A story about prostitution, this film is based on a 1913 stage play Today by George Broadhurst and Abraham S. Schomer and starred Emily Stevens which ran for an astounding 280 performances in eight months time. Actors Gus Weinburg and Alice Gale are the only actors in the film that appeared in the play. It is considered to be a lost film. [1] [2] [3]


It was remade as the early sound picture Today (1930) by Majestic Pictures starring Conrad Nagel and Catherine Dale Owen. [4]



Like many American films of the time, To-Day was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. The Chicago Board of Censors refused to issue a permit as the film features the downfall of a woman through her infidelity and leading an immoral life. [5]

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  1. AFI Catalog of Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c. 1988
  2. The Broadway League. "Today - IBDB: The official source for Broadway Information".
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: To-Day
  4. "Today (1930)". IMDb. 1 November 1930.
  5. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (9): 33. 25 August 1917.