The Common Law (1916 film)

The Common Law is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Albert Capellani and starring Clara Kimball Young, Conway Tearle, and Paul Capellani.[1] It was made at Fort Lee and distributed by the newly formed Selznick Pictures. Shortly afterwards the company switched production to Hollywood.

The Common Law
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Directed byAlbert Capellani
Written byBeryl Morhange
Based onThe Common Law
by Robert W. Chambers
Produced byClara Kimball Young
Lewis J. Selznick
StarringClara Kimball Young
Conway Tearle
Paul Capellani
CinematographyJacques Montéran
Hal Young
Clara Kimball Young Film Corporation
Distributed bySelznick Distributing Corporation
Release date
  • October 15, 1916 (1916-10-15)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



  1. ^ Stewart p. 174


  • Stewart, Jacqueline Najuma. Migrating to the Movies: Cinema and Black Urban Modernity. University of California Press, 2005.

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