The Light That Failed (1923 film)

The Light That Failed is a 1923 American silent drama film that was directed by George Melford and written by Jack Cunningham and F. McGrew Willis based on the 1891 novelette of the same name by Rudyard Kipling. The film stars Jacqueline Logan, Percy Marmont, David Torrence, Sigrid Holmquist, Mabel Van Buren, Luke Cosgrave, and Peggy Schaffer.[1][2] The film was released on October 25, 1923, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives,[3] which suggests that it is a lost film.[4]

The Light That Failed
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Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byJack Cunningham
F. McGrew Willis
Based onThe Light That Failed
by Rudyard Kipling
StarringJacqueline Logan
Percy Marmont
David Torrence
Sigrid Holmquist
Mabel Van Buren
Luke Cosgrave
Peggy Schaffer
CinematographyCharles G. Clarke
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 25, 1923 (1923-10-25)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

It was remade in 1939 as a sound film The Light That Failed starring Ronald Colman.



  1. ^ "The-Light-That-Failed - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "The Light That Failed". Retrieved February 2, 2015.
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Light That Failed at silent
  4. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:The Light That Failed

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