The Golden Gift

The Golden Gift is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by Maxwell Karger and starring Alice Lake, John Bowers, and Harriet Hammond.[2]

The Golden Gift
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Theatrical poster
Directed byMaxwell Karger
Written byFlorence Hein
Story byJune Mathis
Based onThe Gift
by Henry B. Harris[1]
StarringAlice Lake
John Bowers
Harriet Hammond
CinematographyJohn W. Boyle
Distributed byMetro Pictures
Release date
  • February 6, 1922 (1922-02-06)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[1] Nita Gordon (Lake), a dancer in a Mexican cafe near the border, is befriended by an Italian man who expresses interest in her. She has been deserted by her husband and leaves her baby at a mission where it is adopted by a wealthy family. Five years later in New York City, after attaining success, she meets wealthy patron of the opera James Llewelyn (Bowers) and falls in love with him. He learns that Nita is the mother of the child he had adopted through a photograph that she gives him that contains some writing. Nita admits the truth and is happily reunited with her child.



  1. ^ a b "Reviews: The Golden Gift". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (8): 54. February 18, 1922.
  2. ^ Munden, p. 303


  • Munden, Kenneth White. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States, Part 1. University of California Press, 1997.

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