Sold for Marriage

Sold for Marriage is a 1916 American drama film directed by Christy Cabanne for Triangle Film Corporation. Its working title was Marja of the Steppes. The plot concerns a beautiful young Russian village girl who is in love with a young but poor boy but whose guardian wants her to marry a rich old man that she does not love. When she refuses, her uncle arranges for her to be sold for marriage in America. An extant film, a copy preserved at the Library of Congress.[1][2]

Sold for Marriage
Sold for Marriage (1916) 1.jpg
Still with Lillian Gish, Pearl Elmore, and Walter Long
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Written byWilliam E. Wing
StarringLillian Gish
CinematographyWilliam Fildew
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • April 16, 1916 (1916-04-16)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

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  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Sold for Marriage at silentera.com
  2. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute,c.1978

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