The Woman (1915 film)

The Woman is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by George Melford and starring Theodore Roberts, James Neill, Ernest Joy, Raymond Hatton, Mabel Van Buren, and Tom Forman. Based on a play by William C. deMille, the film was released on May 3, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Woman
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Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byDavid Belasco
Jesse L. Lasky
Based on
by William C. deMille
StarringTheodore Roberts
James Neill
Ernest Joy
Raymond Hatton
Mabel Van Buren
Tom Forman
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • May 3, 1915 (1915-05-03)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


To investigate Senator Matthew Standish, their political opponent, Senator Jim Blake and his son-in-law Mark Robertson hires an investigator who discovers that, years earlier, Standish had spent a night in a hotel with a stranger whom the former senator's secretary, bribed. by the detective, he defines "a lady from a good family". The two politicians try in every way to find out who the woman may be but when they arrive at Wanda Kelly, a receptionist, she refuses to accept the bribe offered by Blake for having the name of the unknown. Wanda after learning that Grace, the mysterious woman, is Blake's daughter and, therefore, also Robertson's wife, destroys the evidence in her possession, so much so that she is threatened with arrest. Grace, realizing the troubles the girl could face because of him, confesses. Wanda, for her determination and honesty, arouses the admiration of Blake who does not pose any obstacles to the love story between her and her son.


Preservation statusEdit

Prints of The Woman survive in the Hungarian National Film Archive and the BFI National Film and Television Archive.[3]


  1. ^ "The Woman (1915) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 22 December 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Woman
  3. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Woman

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