Missing (1918 film)

Missing is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by James Young and written by Mary Augusta Ward, J. Stuart Blackton, and James Young. The film stars Thomas Meighan, Sylvia Breamer, Robert Gordon, Winter Hall, Ola Humphrey and Mollie McConnell. The film was released on June 16, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

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Directed byJames Young
Screenplay byJ. Stuart Blackton
James Young
Based onMissing
by Mary Augusta Ward
Produced byJ. Stuart Blackton
StarringThomas Meighan
Sylvia Breamer
Robert Gordon
Winter Hall
Ola Humphrey
Mollie McConnell
CinematographyL. William O'Connell
J. Stuart Blackton Feature Pictures
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 16, 1918 (1918-06-16)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Nell (Beamer) and Lt. George Surratt (Gordon) are happily married, but Nell's sister Hester (Humphrey) is disappointed because she had hoped to obtain social standing and wealth through the marriage by Nell to an old but wealthy man. Shortly after the marriage, George joins the fighting men in France, but is later reported missing. Sir William Farrell, who cannot go to war because of lameness, becomes interested in Nell, and Hester, forcing Nell to believe her husband is dead, urges her to accept Sir William's proposal. Although Hester tries to intercept it, Nell receives a message that George is alive but suffering from shell shock. The singing of his favorite song, "Bonnie Sweet Bessie", by his wife completely restores his memory and they are happily reunited.[3]



  1. ^ "Missing (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Missing". AFI. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  3. ^ "Reviews: Missing". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (1): 46. June 29, 1918.

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