Gloria Swanson and Elliott Dexter in For Better for Worse 1919 4 

   Gloria Swanson and Elliott Dexter


Directed by               Cecil B. DeMille
Produced by             Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Scenario                     Jeanie Macpherson
Based on                    the play For Better, For Worse by Edgar Selwyn
Starring                     Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter, Tom Forman, Wanda Hawley, Mae Giraci, Raymond Hatton
Cinematography       Alvin Wyckoff
Distributed by           Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Release date               April 27, 1919
Running time             90 min.
Country                      United States
Language                    Silent film, English intertitles


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This movie is part of our series "Other Favorite Films". This category includes films that do not feature a particular star from our site, but which in our view represent a major contribution of a silent movie to the Arts and Culture of the world.

"For Better, for Worse" is an absorbing drama of war, tragedy and love triangles. The events in the film occur around World War I. The film was created by the renowned director Cecil B. DeMille.

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Gloria Swanson in For Better for Worse 1919 2

   Gloria Swanson


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