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Archival listings are chiefly from the FIAF International Film Archive CD-ROM and, unless otherwise noted, have been confirmed with the archive. Film gauge is given where supplied. Guest appearances are not included. She also appeared in newsreels, which are not noted below. The Nederlands Filmarchives has Photoplay Screen Supplements (1919) where in a short segment she appears with her dog and her mother, presumably in front of her house in LA, and the Australian Screen website has a bit of newsreel footage of her arrival in Australia, showing off her new hair-do. If anyone has any additions or corrections or confirmations to be made to the holdings, please contact Greta de Groat so that corrections can be made. This list is arranged chronologically by release date.



The Eternal City (1915) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Select Film Booking Agency, Inc. Presenter: Daniel Frohman. Director: Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Kittens Reichert, Arthur Oppenheim, George Stillwell, Della Bella, Frank Losee, Fuller Mellish, Jiquel Lanoe, George Majeroni, John Clulow, Lottie Alter, Lawrence Grant, Macy Harlan , Walter Craven, F. Gaillard, Mary Lander, Robert Vivian, Herbert Huber, William Lloyd, J. Albert Hall. Childhood playmates encounter each other years later in Rome: he as a Socialist orator (and, unknowingly, son of the Pope) and she as the mistress of his political enemy. 8 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
New York Dramatic Mirror Review


Sold (1915) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Daniel Frohman. Director: Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Julian L'Estrange, Lowell Sherman, Lucille Fursman, Russell Bassett. Woman tries to help her husband, an idealistic artist with no business sense, by posing for a rival artist. 5 reels. LOST

Herald
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review


Zaza (1915) Famous Players Film Co.; Charles Frohman Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Julian L'Estrange, Ruth Sinclair, Maude Granger, Blanche Fisher, Helen Sinnott, Mark Smith, Charles Butler, Walter Craven. Free-spirited French entertainer falls hard for a man who fails to tell her he is married and has a child. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive


Bella Donna (1915) Famous Players Film Co. in association with the Charles Frohman Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Julian L'Estrange, Eugene Ormonde, George Majeroni, Edmund Shalet, Helen Sinnott. Wicked adventuress' infatuation for an Egyptian man leads her to try to poison her rather dim-witted husband. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
New York Dramatic Mirror review
New York Times review
Photoplay review
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive
Program on The Silent Film Still Archive (scroll down)


Lydia Gilmore (1915) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Daniel S. Frohman. Director: Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford. Scenario, Hugh Ford. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Vincent Serrano, Thomas Holding, Robert Cain, Helen Luttrell, Jack Curtis, Michael Rale. Woman tries to protect her cowardly husband from a murder charge for the sake of her son. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


The Spider (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Daniel Frohman. Director: Robert G. Vignola. Scenario, William H. Clifford. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Frank Losee. A notorious woman tries to seduce a painter, and as revenge for his rejection has his fiancee kidnapped, only to discover that she is the daughter she abandoned as an infant. 5 reels LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


Audrey (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Robert Vignola. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Charles Waldron, Margarete Christians, E. Fernandez, Helen Lindroth, Henry Hallam, Jack Clark. Beautiful and carefree orphan grows up in rags, a surprise to her wealthy guardian who has been sending money for her support. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
New York Times Review
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive


The Moment Before (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Robert Vignola. Scenario: Hugh Ford. Camera: Eddie Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Frank Losee, J.W.Johnston, Edward Sturgis, Henry Hallam. Charitable elderly woman on her deathbed remembers the convoluted route by which she was transformed from a gypsy into a duchess. 5 reels. A 1200 meter nitrate copy with English flash titles (not yet preserved) is held by the Cineteca Nazionale in Rome. It lacks the opening scenes before the flashback.

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review


The World's Great Snare (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Joseph Kaufman. Camera, Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Irving Cummings, Ferdinand Tidmarsh, Frank Evans, Riley Hatch, Buckley Starkey. Dance hall girl falls in love with a man who is heir to an English title, but her former lover has the papers to prove his claim. 5 reels. LOST

Advertisement
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive


The Woman in the Case (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Hugh Ford. Scenario: Hugh Ford. Adapted by Doty Hobart. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Marie Chambers, Alan Hale, Paul Gordon, George Larkin, Clarence Handysides, Mrs. C. Pettengill. Woman masquerades as an adventuress to find information that will clear her husband of a murder charge. 5 reels. An incomplete, unpreserved nitrate copy of this film is held by the Nederlands Filmarchives (4 reels, missing reel 5)

Photo
Moving Picture World Review
New York Times Review
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive


Ashes of Embers (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Joseph Kaufman. Scenario: Forrest Halsey. Adapted by John B. Clymer and Charles A. Logue. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Earle Foxe, Frank Losee, J. Herbert Frank, Maggie Halloway Fisher, Jay Wilson. Nice woman falls in love with the drunken lover of her married evil twin. 5 reels. LOST

Pictures and advertisements
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review


Nanette of the Wilds (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Joseph Kaufman. Story: Willard Mack. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Willard Mack, Macey Harlan, Charles Brandt, Frank Joyner, Daniel Pennell, Wallace MacDonald, Jean Stewart, Robert Conville. Smuggler's daughter falls in love with a Mountie. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
News notice from Photoplay (with picture)


The Slave Market (1916) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Daniel Frohman. Director: Hugh Ford. Scenario: Clara S. Beranger. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Meighan, Albert Hart, Ruby Hoffman, Wellington Playter. Spanish convent girl finds herself on the slave block after killing the pirate who captured her. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews (with picture)
New York Times Review
Picture from Photoplay May 1917


Sapho (1917) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Daniel Frohman. Director: Hugh Ford. Scenario: Hugh Ford. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, John Sainpolis, Pedro de Cordoba, Thomas Meighan. Pleasure-seeking artist's model discards one man after another, until she falls in love with a student from the country who knows nothing of her past. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
Photoplay review
Photo of Frederick in costume
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive


Sleeping Fires (1917) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Daniel Frohman. Director: Hugh Ford. Scenario: Hugh Ford. Story: George Middleton. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, John Sainpolis, Thomas Meighan, Maury Stewart, Helen Dahl, Joseph Smiley. Custody battle turns ugly when the ex-wife is charged with murder. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
New York Times Review
Still photo from The Silent Film Still Archive


Her Better Self (1917) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Robert G. Vignola. Asst. director: William Scully. Story: Margaret Turnbull. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Meighan, Alice Hollister, Maude Turner Gordon, Charles Wellesley, Frank De Rheim, Armand Cortez. Woman thinks the man she loves the cause of the downfall of the woman he is accused of killing, but whom she knows to be innocent of the murder. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


The Love That Lives (1917) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Robert Vignola. Story, Scodder Middleton. Cast: Pauline Frederick, John Sainpolis, Pat O'Malley, Joseph Carroll, Violet Palmer, Frank Evans, Eldean Stewart. Charwoman becomes a rich man's mistress to put her son through school, then hits the skids. 5 reels. A copy of this film is held by George Eastman House (35mm, some minor deterioration).

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
Viewing comments


Double Crossed (1917) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Robert G. Vignola. Scenario: Eve Unsell. Story: Hector Turnbull. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Crauford Kent, Riley Hatch, Clarence Handyside, Harris Gordon, Joseph Smiley. Woman tries to retrieve a confession of a past theft by her husband from an unscrupulous detective. 5 reels. LOST

Lobby card with photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
Photoplay review (with picture)


The Hungry Heart (1917) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp. Director: Robert G. Vignola. Scenario: Charles Maigne. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Howard Hall, Robert Cain, Helen Lindroth, Eldean Steuart. Chemist ignores his wife, who wants to help him in his work. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


Mrs. Dane's Defense (1918) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Paramount Pictures Corp.; Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Hugh Ford. Scenario: Margaret Turnbull. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, Leslie Austen, Maude Turner, Ormi Hawley, John L. Shine, Ida Darling, Cyril Chadwick, Amelia Summerville, Frank Kingdon, Howard Hall, Grace Reals, Mary Navarro. Unwed mother tries to reenter polite society by impersonating her dead cousin. 5 reels. LOST

Lobby Card with photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


Madame Jealousy (1918) Famous Players Film Co. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures Corp. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Robert G. Vignola. Scenario: Eve Unsell. Story: George V. Hobart. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Meighan, Frank Losee, Charles Wellesley, Isabel O'Madigan, Elsie Macleod, Ina Rorke, Frances Cappelano, Grace Barton, Edwin Sturgis, Marcia Harris, J.K. Murray. Allegory in which Jealousy strives to break up the marriage of Valor and Charm. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


La Tosca (1918) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Edward Jose. Scenario: Charles E. Whittaker. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Frank Losee, Jules Raucourt, Henry Hebert, W.H. Forstelle. Screen adaptation of the Sardou play for Sarah Bernhardt (and Puccini opera), in which the famous Roman singer Tosca finds her lover arrested and tortured by the evil Chief of Police, who wants to lure Tosca into his clutches. 5 reels. LOST

Still photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
New York Times Review
Still photo from The Silent Ladies
Short story adaptation in Photoplay, April 1918


Resurrection (1918) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Edward Jose. Scenario: Charles E. Whittaker. Camera, Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Robert Elliott, John Sainpolis, Jere Austin. Screen adaptation of the famous Tolstoy story of a peasant women driven to prostitution and exile in Siberia, and of her spiritual rebirth. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
New York Times Review


Her Final Reckoning (1918) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Emile Chautard. Scenario: Charles E. Whittaker. Camera, Jacques Bizeul. Cast: Pauline Frederick, John Miltern, Robert Cain, Warren Cooke, Joseph Smiley, James Laffey, Karl Dane, Florence Beresford, Louis Reihart, Edith Ellwood. Hungarian woman is pursued after her marriage to a Prince by the man who seduced her years before. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews


Fedora (1918) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Edward Jose. Scenario: Charles E. Whittaker. Camera, Hal Young and Ned Van Buren. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Alfred Hickman, Jere Austin, W.L. Abingdon, Wilmuth Merkyll. Adaptation of the Sardou play for Sarah Bernhardt (and Giordano opera)--but somehow with a happy ending! Russian princess falls in love with the killer of her fiance, but informs on him to the police, leading to the deaths of his brother and mother. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Review from the New York Times


A Daughter of the Old South (1918) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Emile Chautard. Scenario: Margaret Turnbull. Story: Alicia Ramsay and Rudolph de Cordova. Camera: Jacques Bizeul. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Pedro De Cordoba, Vera Beresford, Rex MacDougall, Mrs. T. Randolph, Myra Brooks, J.P. Laffey. Creole woman dumps her arranged fiance to throw herself at a novelist, then pretends to poison him when he rejects her. 5 reels. LOST

Still photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
Photoplay review

United States Fourth Liberty Loan Drive (November 1, 1918) Director, Frank Lloyd. Cast: Mae Murray, Dorothy Dalton, Wallace Reid, Mary Pickford, Mabel Normand, Mae Marsh, Harold Lockwood, Sessue Hayakawa, William S. Hart, Dorothy Gish, Madge Kennedy, TOm Moore, Pauline Frederick. Short film LOST?

Photo of Frederick

Stake Uncle Sam To Play Your Hand (1918) Goldwyn. Cast: , Pauline Frederick, Madge Kennedy, Mae Marsh, Tom Moore, Matt Moore, John Sainpolis. A Liberty Loan film with Frederick as Miss Liberty Loan. Short film LOST?

Photo of Frederick

Out of the Shadow (1919) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Emile Chautard. Asst. Director: Al Lena. Scenario: Eve Unsell. Camera: Jacques Bizeul. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Wyndham Standing, Ronald Byram, William Gross, Emma Campbell, Nancy Hathaway, Agnes Wakefield, Jack W. Johnson, Syn De Conde, Henry Heaton, William T. Hayes, Catherine Thomas, W. Harcourt, Harry Kosher. Woman accused of murdering her brutal husband believes the man she loves is guilty. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Reviews
New York Times Review
Poster


Paid in Full (1919) Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Distributor: Famous Players-Lasky Corp; Paramount Pictures. Presenter: Adolph Zukor. Director: Emile Chautard. Scenario: Charles E. Whittaker. Camera: Jacques Bizeul. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Robert Cain, Wyndham Standing, Frank Losee, Jane Farrell, Vera Beresford. Bookkeeper steals from his boss, and then asks his wife to get him out of the mess he's gotten into. 5 reels. LOST

Still photo and lobby card
Variety review
Moving Picture World Article and Reviews


The Woman on the Index (1919) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Presenter: Samuel Goldwyn. Director: Hobart Henley. Scenario: Edward Gheller. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Wyndham Standing, Willard Mack, Ben Hendricks, Jere Austin, Louis Stern, Frank Joyner, Florence Ashbrooke, Florida Kingsley. Woman fleeing abusive father marries a criminal who kills himself. She is acquitted of murder, but overzealous secret service agent blackmails her into helping him catch a Bolshevik admirer while keeping her husband in the dark. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
Still photo from The Sayre Collection, University of Washington


One Week of Life (1919) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Presenter: Samuel Goldwyn. Director: Hobart Henley. Scenario: Willard Mack. Story: Cosmo Hamilton. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Sydney Ainsworth, Corinne Barker, Percy Challenger. Wife of an alcoholic finds a lookalike to trade places with her for a week, and the husband finds he prefers the substitute wife. 5 reels. LOST

Still photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Advertisement and Review
New York Times Review
Lantern Slide at the Cleveland Public Library




The Fear Woman (1919) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Presenter: Samuel Goldwyn. Director: John A. Barry. Scenario: Izola Forrester. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Milton Sills, Walter Hiers, Emmett King, Harry S. Northrup, Ernest Pasque, Beverly Travers, Lydia Yeamans Titus. Woman refuses to marry for fear of inheriting and passing on her father's alcoholism. 5 reels. LOST

Still photo and fictionalization (with pictures)
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review


The Peace of Roaring River (1919) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Director: Hobart Henley and/or Victor L. Schertzinger. Scenario: George E. Van Schaik. Story: George E. Van Schaik. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Hardee Kirkland, Corinne Barker, Lydia Yeamans, Edwin Sturgis, Thomas Holding. Woman who must move to the country for her health answers a matrimonial ad out West, only to find the ad was placed by the spurned admirer of a woman-hating miner. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
New York Times Review
Lantern Slide at the Cleveland Public Library
Still at the Silent FIlm Still Archive




Bonds of Love (1919) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Director: Reginald Barker. Scenario: Louis Sherwin. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Percy Standing, Betty Schade, Leslie Steuart, Charles Clary, Kate Lester, Frankie Lee. Woman marries a man who idealizes his first wife, and her nasty relatives make life tough. 5 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
New York Times Review
Lantern Slide at the Cleveland Public Library




The Loves of Letty (1919) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Presenter: Samuel Goldwyn. Director: Frank Lloyd. Scenario: J.E. Nash. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, John Bowers, Lawson Butt, Willard Louis, Florence Deshon, Leila Bliss, Leota Lorraine, Sydney Ainsworth, Harland Tucker, Joan Standing. Working girl has to choose between a married aristocrat, her coarse but wealthy employer, and her poor but honest neighbor. 5 reels. LOST

An ad with photos
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review


The Paliser Case (1920) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Director: William Parke. Scenario: Eifrid Bingham. Story: Edgar Saltus. Camera: Edward Gheller. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Albert Roscoe, James Neil, Hazel Brennan, Kate Lester, Carrie Lee Ward, Warburton Gamble, Alec Francis, Eddie Sutherland, Tom Ricketts, Virginia Foltz. Young singer is tricked into a false marriage and plots to kill the man, with three different people confessing to the eventual murder. 5 reels. LOST

Still photos
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
New York Times Review
Lantern Slide at the Cleveland Public Library


The Woman in Room 13 (1920) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Director: Frank Lloyd. Scenario: E. Richard Schayer. Camera: J.D. Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Charles Clary, John Bowers, Robert McKim. Sydney Ainsworth, Charles Arling, Marguerite Snow, Emily Chichester, Kate Lester, Golda Madden, Richard Tucker. When a man finds his lecherous employer is after his wife, he unknowingly hires her vengeful ex-husband to keep her safe. 5 reels. LOST

Still photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
Photoplay Review
Lantern Slide at the Cleveland Public Library
Still photo from The Sayre Collection, University of Washington


Madame X (1920) Goldwyn Pictures Corp; Distributor: Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Director: Frank Lloyd. Scenario: J.E. Nash and Frank Lloyd. Camera: J.D. Jennings Cast: Pauline Frederick, William Courtleigh, Casson Ferguson, Maud Louis, Hardee Kirkland, Albert Roscoe, John Hohenvest, Correan Kirkham, Sidney Ainsworth, Lionel Belmore, Willard Louis, Cesare Gravina, Maud George. Woman who refuses to identify herself is defended in court by her long lost son--her crime: murdering a man who planned to blackmail the husband who threw her out. 7 reels. A copy of this film is held by George Eastman House (35 mm).

Still photos
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
New York Dramatic Mirror review
New York Times review
Viewing comments


A Slave of Vanity (1920) Robertson-Cole Studios, Inc. Distributor: Robertson-Cole Distributing Corp., Super-Special. Director: Henry Otto. Scenario: Henry Otto. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Nigel Barrie, Willard Louis, Maud Louis, Daisy Robinson, Arthur Hoyt, Ruth Handforth, Howard Gaye. Widow must choose between marrying the man she loves and losing her fortune, or marrying a banker she despises. 6 reels. LOST

Moving Picture World Review
Poster


The Mistress of Shenstone (1921) Robertson-Cole Pictures. Director: Henry King. Story: Florence L. Barclay. Camera: J.D. Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Roy Stewart, Emmett C. King, Arthur Clayton, Helen Wright, Rosa Gore, Helen Muir, Lydia Yeamans Titus. Widow falls in love with the man who accidentally killed her husband. 6 reels. A shortened copy of this film is held by the Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona (35 mm nitrate, unpreserved, approx. 3786 feet, Spanish intertitles).

Pictures
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review


Roads of Destiny (1921) Goldwyn Pictures Corp. Director: Frank Lloyd. Scenario: J. E. Nash. Camera: J.D. Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, John Bowers, Richard Tucker, Jane Novak, Willard Louis, Maude George, Maurice B. Flynn. In real life and three dream sequences in different locales, betrayed woman cannot escape her fate. 5-6 reels. LOST

Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
Photoplay Review (with picture)
Poster


Salvage (1921) Robertson-Cole Co. Director: Henry King. Story: Daniel F. Whitcomb. Camera: J.D. Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Ralph Lewis, Milton Sills, Helen Stone, Rose Cade, Raymond Hatton, Hobart Kelly. Woman, told her own child is dead, adopts the child and person of a woman who committed suicide. 6 reels. LOST

Lobby Card
Variety review
Review Summaries in Moving Picture World


The Sting of the Lash (1921) R-C Co. Distributor: R-C Pictures. Director: Henry King. Scenario: H. Tipton Steck. Story: Harvey Gates. Camera: Dev Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Clyde Fillmore, Lawson Butt, Lionel Belmore, Jack Richardson, Edwin Stevens, Betty Hall, Evelyn McCoy, Percy Challenger. Disgusted wife bullwhips her bootlegger husband and moves to the east to become a businesswoman, thus shaming him into behaving. 6 reels. LOST

Variety review
Harrison's Reports review


The Lure of Jade (1921) Robertson-Cole Co. Director: Colin Campbell. Scenario, Marion Orth. Camera: Dev Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, Arthur Rankin, Leon Bary, Hardee Kirkland, L.C. Shumway, Clarissa Selwynne, Togo Yamamoto, Goro Kino. On a south seas island, a vengeful woman is tripped up in her own plot. 6 reels. LOST

Still photo and ads
Variety review
Review and Review Summaries from Moving Picture World


Two Kinds of Women (1922) R-C Pictures. Director: Colin Campbell. Scenario: Winifred Dunn. Camera: Dev Jennings. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Tom Santschi, Charles Clary, Dave Winter, Eugene Pallette, Billy Elmer, Jack Curtis, Jim Barley, Sam Appel, Clarissa Selwynne, Otis Harlan, Jean Calhoun, Tom Bates, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Frank Clark, Bud Sterling, Elise Collins, Joe Singleton, Stanhope Wheatcroft. Woman takes over a horse ranch and is opposed by the crooked manager. 6 reels. LOST

Still photo
Variety review


The Glory of Clementina (1922) Robertson-Cole Pictures. Director: Emile Chautard. Scenario: E. Richard Schayer, Winifred Dunn. Camera: Dev Jennings. Cast: Edward Martindel, George Cowl, Lincoln Plummer, Edward Hern, Jean Calhoun, Wilson Hummel, Louise Dresser, Helen Stone, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Truly Shattuck. Frumpy artists transforms herself into a beauty to rescue a friend from a vamp, and adopts a child who brings out her forgotten womanhood. 6 reels. LOST

Still photo
Variety review
Review and Exhibitor Comments from Moving Picture World


Let Not Man Put Asunder (1924) Vitagraph Co. of America. Director: J. Stuart Blackton. Scenario: Charles Gaskill. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Lou Tellegen, Leslie Austen, Helena D'Algy, Pauline Neff, Violet De Barros, Maurice Costello, Martha Petelle, Gladys Frazin, Homer Lynn. Three couples marry, divorce, and marry some more. 5-6 reels. LOST

Pictures from the photoplay edition
Photoplay Review
Still photo from The Sayre Collection, University of Washington


Three Women (1924) Warner Brothers Pictures. Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Scenario: Hans Kraly. Story: Ernst Lubitsch, Hans Kraly. Camera: Charles J. Van Enger. Art Director, Svend Gade. Assistant Directors, James Flood, Henry Blanke. Cast: May McAvoy, Pauline Frederick, Marie Prevost, Lew Cody, Willard Louis, Pierre Gendron, Mary Carr, Raymond McKee, Max Davidson. Man dumps a wealthy widow for her daughter, then cheats on her as well. 8 reels. A copy of this film is held by George Eastman House (35 mm).

Still photo
Variety review
Moving Picture World Review
Photoplay Review (with picture)
Viewing comments


Married Flirts (1924) Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp. Distributor: Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corp. Director: Robert G. Vignola. Scenario: Julia Crawford Ivers. Titles: Frederic Hatton, Fanny Hatton. Camera: Oliver Marsh. Settings: Charles L. Cadwallader. Editor: Frank E. Hull. Costumes: Sophie Wachner. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Conrad Nagel, Mae Busch, Huntly Gordon, Paul Nicholson, Patterson Dial, Alice Holliser, plus guest appearances by John Gilbert, Hobart Henley, Robert Z. Leonard, May McAvoy, Mae Murray, Aileen Pringle, Norma Shearer. Dowdy wife becomes a glamorous novelist, and gives the vamp who broke up her marriage a dose of her own medicine. 7 reels. LOST

Variety review
Photoplay Review


Smouldering Fires (1925) Universal Pictures. Director: Clarence Brown. Screenplay: Sada Cowan, Howard Higgin, Melville Brown. Titles: Dwinelle Benthall. Story: Margaret Deland, Sada Cowan, Howard Higgin. Camera: Jackson Rose. Art director: Leo E. Kuter, E. E. Sheeley. Editor: Edward Schroeder. Assistant director: Charles Dorian. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Laura La Plante, Malcolm McGregor, Tully Marshall, Wanda Hawley, Helen Lynch, George Cooper, Bert Roach, Billy Gould, Rolfe Sedan, Jack McDonald, William Orlamond, Robert Mack, Frank Newberg. Forty-something businesswoman marries a young employee, who falls in love with her younger sister. 8 reels. Copies of this film are held by UCLA (16mm.), and George Eastman House (incomplete 35 mm with Italian intertitles). This film is also available on video, and numerous 16mm prints exist in private collections.

Still photos
Variety review
Video review
Still photo from The Silent Ladies
Movie Weekly Review on Silents are Golden


Devil's Island (1926) Chadwick Pictures. Director: Frank O'Connor. Story-Scenario: Leah Baird. Camera: Andre Barlatier. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Marion Nixon, George Lewis, Richard Tucker, William Dunn, Leo White, John Miljan, Harry Northrup. Woman joins her husband on Devil's Island, and later lives for her son's escape. A Copy of this film is held by UCLA (16mm.), beginning deterioration noted and film is warped. There are 8mm collector copies in circulation, and the film is also available on video.

Advertising and pictures
Variety review
Video review
Photoplay review on Silents are Golden


Her Honor the Governor (1926) R-C Pictures. Distributor: Film Booking Offices of America. Presented by Joseph P. Kennedy. Director: Chet Withey. Adaptation-Continuity: Doris Anderson. Story: Hyatt Daab, Doris Anderson. Camera: Andre Barlatier. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Carrol Nye, Greta Von Rue, Tom Santschi, Stanton Heck, Boris Karloff, Jack Richardson, Charles McHugh, Kathleen Kirkham, William Worthington. Woman governor's son is charged with murder. 7 reels. A copy of this film is held by The Library of Congress (35 mm, Swedish intertitles)

Pictures
Variety review
Photoplay review
Viewing comments
Lantern Slide at the Cleveland Public Library


Josselyn's Wife (1926) Tiffany Productions. Director: Richard Thorpe. Scenario: Agnes Parsons. Photography: Milton Moore, Mack Stengler. Art Direction: Edwin B. Ellis. Editor: Harold Young. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Holmes Herbert, Josephine Kaliz, Josephine Hill, Carmelita Geraghty, Freeman Wood, Pat Harmon, Ivy Livingston, W.A. Carroll. Woman poses for an artist, a persistent former lover who is soon found murdered. 6 reels. LOST. A trailer survives at the Library of Congress (35mm.)

Variety review


The Nest (1927) Excellent Pictures. Presenter: Samuel Zierler. Director: William Nigh. Scenario: Charles E. Whittaker. Photography: Jack Brown, Harry Stradling. Cast: Holmes Herbert, Thomas Holding, Pauline Frederick, Ruth Dwyer, Reginald Scheffield, Rolland Flander, Jean Acker, Wilfred Lucas. Widow with foolish grown children goes off to Paris, reappearing as a rejuvenated flapper. 8 reels. A copy of this film is held by the National Film, Television and Sound Archives of Canada in Ottawa (35mm nitrate print of reels 1 to 6 and 8, and a complete 28mm print in 16 parts, both with English intertitles)

Variety review


Mumsie (1927) Produced in Great Britain. Director: Herbert Wilcox. Scenario: Edward Knoblock. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Nelson Keys, Herbert Marshall, Frank Stanmore, Donald Macardle, Irene Russell, Rolf Leslie, A. Barry, Frank Perfitt, Patrick Susands, Tom Coventry. Pacifist gambler becomes a spy. LOST

Variety review


The Sound Films

On Trial (1928) Warner Brothers Pictures. Director: Archie Mayo. Scenario: Robert Lord, Max Pollock. Titles-Dialog: Robert Lord. Photography: Byron Haskins. Editor: Tommy Pratt. Costumes: Earl Luick. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Bert Lytell, Lois Wilson, Holmes Herbert, Richard Tucker, Jason Robards, Franklyn Pangborn, Fred Kelsey, Johnny Arthur, Vondell Darr, Edmund Breese, Edward Martindel. Man is on trial for murder, with various witnesses testifying, among whom is the dead man's widow. 9 reels, Vitaphone. LOST, though Vitaphone discs exist at the UCLA film and Televission archives for reels 1-2,4-5,7,9-10, plus discs for reels 1 (British Film Institute) and 8 and trailer (private collections).

Pictures from the Photoplay edition
Still photo
Variety review


Evidence (1929) Warner Brothers Pictures. Director: John G. Adolfi. Scenario-Dialog: J. Grubb Alexander. Titles: De Leon Anthony. Photography: Barney McGill. Editor: Robert Crandall. Song, Little Cavalier: Al Duban, M.K. Jerome. Cast: Pauline Frederick, William Courtenay, Conway Tearle, Lowell Sherman, Alec B. Francis, Freddie Burke Frederick, Madeline Seymour, Ivan Simpson, Myrna Loy, Lionel Belmore. Man wins a divorce on false grounds, and forbids the wife from seeing their son. 8 reels, Vitaphone. LOST though Vitaphone discs for all reels exist at the UCLA film and Television archives

Still photos and herald
Variety review
Photoplay review


The Sacred Flame (1929) Warner Brothers Pictures. Director: Archie Mayo. Scenario-Dialog: Harvey Thew. Titles: De Leon Anthony. Photography: James Van Trees. Editor: James Gribbon. Song, The Sacred Flame: Grant Clarke, Harry Akst. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Conrad Nagel, William Courtenay, Lila Lee, Walter Byron, Alec B. Francis, Dale Fuller. Mother euthenizes her wheelchair-bound son so he won't find out his wife is in love with his brother. 7 reels, Vitaphone. LOSTthough Vitaphone discs for all reels exist at the UCLA film and Television archives

Clipping with photo
Variety review


This Modern Age (1931) MGM. Director: Nicholas Grinde. Writers: Frank Butler, Sylvia Thalberg. Photography: Charles Rosher. Editor: William LeVanway. Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons. Cast: Joan Crawford, Pauline Frederick, Neil Hamilton, Monroe Owsley, Hobert Bosworth, Emma Dunn, Albert Conti. Woman who lives openly in Paris with her lover has him leave temporarily while her grown daughter comes to visit--and soon picks up a society boyfriend with snobbish parents. This film plays occasionally on Turner Classic Movies. Frederick is charming and sophisticated, but off the screen for long periods of time and doesn't have the opportunity for any big emotional scenes.

Variety review
Info and photos from Joan Crawford Online


Wayward (1932) Paramount. Director: Edward Sloman. Writers: Lillian Day, Gladys Unger. Photography: William O. Steiner. Editor: Arthur Ellis. Cast: Nancy Carroll, Richard Arlen, John Litel, Margalo Gilmore, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael. Possessive mother tries to break up her son's marriage to a cabaret dancer. Strong performances by Frederick and Nancy Carroll mark this competition between wife and mother in law for possession of the son. Probably Frederick's most unsympathetic role.

Herald front (thanks to Derek Boothroyd for these)
Herald back
Still photo
Variety review
Still photo from Silent Ladies


The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) RKO. Produced by Merian C. Cooper and David O. Selznick. Director: J. Walter Rubin. Writer: Bartlett Cormack. Photography: Henry Gerrard. Editor: Archie F. Marshek. Art Director: Carroll Clark. Cast: Karen Morley, Ricardo Cortez, H.B. Warner, Robt. McWade, Aileen Pringle, Skeets Gallagher, Mary Duncan, Gavin Gordon, Anita Louise, Robt. Elliott, Ivan Simpson Hilda Vaughn, Geo. E. Stone, Sam Hardy, Matty Kemp, Tom Douglas, Eric Lindon. Woman blackmailing former lovers is mysteriously killed at a spooky mansion. This film plays occasionally on Turner Classic Movies. A clever mystery with a terrific cast, Frederick is dignified and sinister as the proud matriarch of the mansion.

Variety review

Self Defense (AKA My Mother) (1933) Monogram. Director: Phil Rosen. Writers: Peter B. Kyne. Photography: Archie Stout. Cast: Pauline Frederick, Claire Windsor, Theodore von Eltz, Barbara Kent, Robert Elliott, Henry B. Walthall, Jamison Thomas, George Hackathorne. Woman disguises her gambling joint as a resort hotel to fool her visiting daughter, but villain sees a chance for blackmail. A copy of this film is held by The Library of Congress (35 mm, in the AFI/Turner Classic Movies collection)

Variety review


The Social Register (1934) Columbia. Director: Marshall Neilan. Writer: Clara Beranger. Photography: Merritt B. Gerstad. Editor: Robert R. Snody. Cast: Colleen Moore, Pauline Frederick, Charles Winninger, Alexander Kirkland, Margaret Livingston, Robert Benchley, Ross Alexander, John Miltern, Frey & Braggioti. Chorus girl finds her marriage to a society boy opposed by his snooty mother. Frederick finds herself again as the mean mother who adopts unscrupulous means, but shes caves pretty quickly when faced with a counter-attack by the very quirky Moore, who provides comedy as well as drama.

Variety review, October 9, 1934

My Marriage (1936) 20th Century-Fox. Producer: Sol M. Wurtzel. Director: George Archainabaud. Writer: Frances Hyland. Photography: Barney McGill. Editor: Alex Troffey. Cast: Claire Trevor, Kent Taylor, Pauline Frederick, Thomas Beck, Helen Wood, Colin Tapley, Paul Kelly, Henry Kolker, Frank Dawson, Lynn Bari, Paul McVey. Daughter of a racketeer finds her marriage to a society boy opposed by his snooty mother. Frederick is chilling as the deceptively friendly mother in law who pretends to accept Trevor, while working to break up the marriage behind her back.

Variety review, February 26, 1936

Ramona (1936) 20th Century-Fox. Producer: Sol M. Wurtzel. Director: Henry King. Writer: Lamarr Trotti. Photography: William V. Skall. Editor: Alfred DeGaetano. Art Director: Duncan Cramer. Costumes: Gwen Wakeling. Cast: Loretta Young, Don Ameche, Charles Waldron, Kent Taylor, Pauline Frederick, Pedro de Cordoba, Jane Darwell, Catherine DeMille, Victor Kilian, John Carradine, J. Carrol Naish, Claire Du Brey, Russell Simpson. Woman, brought up in a Spanish California rancho with a chilly matriarch, marries an Indian man and encounters many tribulations. This film airs occasionally on television. Frederick is dominant in the early part of the film as the proud and snobbish mother of the heir to the ranch, who has brought up Ramona but dislikes her. This is her only film in color.

Variety review, Oct. 14, 1936
Still photo with Loretta Young and Don Ameche
Herald front (courtesy of Derek Boothroyd)
Herald inside


Thank You, Mr. Moto (1937) 20th Century-Fox. Producer: Sol M. Wurtzel. Director: Norman Foster. Writers: Wyllis Cooper, Norman Foster. Photography: Vergil Miller. Editors: Nick DeMaggio, Irene Morra. Art directors: Bernard Herzbrun, Albert Hogsett. Costumes: Herschel McCoy. Cast: Peter Lorre, Pauline Frederick, Thomas Beck, Jayne Regan, Sidney Blackmer, Sig Rumann, John Carradine, Nedda Harrigan, Philip Ahn. Mr. Moto tries to get some scrolls owned by a Chinese woman and her son before the villains get to them. This film airs occasionally on television. In her last film, Frederick plays a contemptuous but courageous matriarch who is tortured to death rather than reveal the whereabouts of the scrolls.

Variety review, January 12, 1938
Still photo from The Philip Ahn Admiration Society



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