The Remittance Woman

The Remittance Woman is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Wesley Ruggles and starring Ethel Clayton, Rockliffe Fellowes, and Mario Carillo.[1][2] A remittance man (or woman) was one sent away from home (usually Britain) to avoid shame on the family. The following year a book of the same title appeared, by American pulp author Achmed Abdullah.

The Remittance Woman
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Directed byWesley Ruggles
Written byAchmed Abdullah (novel)
Carol Warren
StarringEthel Clayton
Rockliffe Fellowes
Mario Carillo
CinematographyJoseph A. Du Bray
Robertson-Cole Pictures Corporation
Distributed byFilm Booking Offices of America
Release date
  • May 12, 1923 (1923-05-12)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



With no prints of The Remittance Woman located in any film archives,[3] it is a lost film.



  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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