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Salvation Nell (1921 film)

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Salvation Nell
Film still
Directed byKenneth Webb
Written byDorothy Farnum (adaptation)
Based onSalvation Nell
by Edward Sheldon
Produced byWhitman Bennett
StarringPauline Starke
CinematographyErnest Haller
Distributed byAssociated First National Pictures
Release date
  • June 26, 1921 (1921-06-26)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Salvation Nell is a 1921 American silent drama film produced by Whitman Bennett and distributed by Associated First National Pictures, later First National Pictures. It was directed by Kenneth Webb and stars Pauline Starke. The film is based on a successful 1908 Broadway play by Edward Sheldon that starred Minnie Maddern Fiske.

This film survives in the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress collections.[1][2][3][4]

An earlier 1915 version with Beatriz Michelena is now lost. A 1931 talkie version made by Tiffany Pictures survives.


  • Pauline Starke as Nell Saunders
  • Joe King as Jim Platt (credited as Joseph King)
  • Gypsy O'Brien as Myrtle Hawes
  • Edward Langford as Major Williams
  • Evelyn Carter Carrington as Hallelujah (credited as Evelyn C. Carrington)
  • Maggie
  • Charles McDonald as Sid McGovern
  • Matthew Betz as Al McGovern
  • Marie Haynes as Hash House Sal
  • Arthur Earle as Giffen (credited as A. Earl)
  • William Nally as Callahan
  • Lawrence Johnson as Jimmie


  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  2. ^ Salvation Nell as produced on Broadway at the Hackett Theatre, November 17, 1908 to January 1909;
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress pg. 158 by The American Film Institute, c.1978
  4. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Salvation Nell

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