The Paliser Case

The Paliser Case is a 1920 American silent mystery drama film produced and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures. Directed by William Parke, the film stars Pauline Frederick, Albert Roscoe, and James Neil. The film is now considered lost.[1][2]

The Paliser Case
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Film poster
Directed byWilliam Parke
Written byEdfrid A. Bingham
Based onThe Paliser Case
by Edgar Saltus
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
(executive producer)
StarringPauline Frederick
CinematographyEdward Gheller
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • February 15, 1920 (1920-02-15)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[3] Cassy Cara (Frederick), daughter of a Portuguese violinist whose talent has been obscured by a stroke following a holdup, attracts the attention of Monty Paliser (Gamble), a man of wealth who, failing to win her by any other means, marries her. Three days after the wedding she learns that the ceremony was not genuine and returns home, telling her father her story. That night Paliser is murdered while in his box at the opera. A young man who Cassy has loved, who was seated in the next box, is accused of the murder and a chain of evidence is built up around him. To shield him, Cassy confesses to the crime. Then her father tells the truth that he is guilty. The film ends with the death of the father and the reuniting of Cassy and her young man.


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  1. ^ The Paliser Case at The Pauline Frederick website, by Greta de Groat
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Paliser Case
  3. ^ "Reviews: The Paliser Case". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 10 (7): 77. February 14, 1920.

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