Morals (film)

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Morals is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by William Desmond Taylor and starring May McAvoy, William P. Carleton, and Marian Skinner. It is based on a 1905 novel, The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke, which was produced as a 1907 Broadway play starring Marie Doro who later made her screen debut in a 1915 film version.

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Directed byWilliam Desmond Taylor
Written byJulia Crawford Ivers (scenario)
Based onThe Morals of Marcus Ordeyne
by William J. Locke
Produced byRealart Pictures Company
StarringMay McAvoy
William P. Carleton
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 1921 (1921-11)
Running time
5 reels (5,152 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A British talking version of Locke's story was made in 1935 as The Morals of Marcus.