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|The Tower of Lies|
|Directed by||Victor Sjöström|
|Written by||Marian Ainslee (titles)|
Ruth Cummings (titles)
Agnes Christine Johnston
|Based on||The Emperor of Portugallia |
by Selma Lagerlöf
|Produced by||Irving Thalberg|
|Cinematography||Percy Hilburn (*French)|
The Tower of Lies is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Victor Sjöström based upon Selma Lagerlöf's novel The Emperor of Portugallia (1914). Released one year after He Who Gets Slapped, the film marks the second collaboration between Sjöström, Lon Chaney and Norma Shearer. Also starring are William Haines, Ian Keith and Lew Cody.
Jan (Lon Chaney) is a Swedish farmer and Glory (Norma Shearer) is his beloved daughter, who saves him from bankruptcy by eloping to the big city with their rapacious landlord, driving Jan to madness.
- Norma Shearer as Glory or Goldie
- Lon Chaney as Jan
- Ian Keith as Lars
- Claire McDowell as Katrina
- William Haines as August
- David Torrence as Eric
- Edward Connelly as Curate
- Mary Jane Irving as Little Girl
- Bodil Rosing as Midwife
- Anne Schaefer as Helma
- Adele Watson as Farmer's Wife
- Leo White as Peddler
- Lew Cody
- The Tower of Lies at SilentEra
- Blake, Michael F. (1997). A Thousand Faces: Lon Chaney's Unique Artistry in Motion Pictures. Vestal Press. p. 171. ISBN 1-461-73076-7.
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Tower of Lies
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