Justice (1917 film)

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Directed by Maurice Elvey
Written by Eliot Stannard
Based on Justice 
by John Galsworthy
Starring Gerald du Maurier
Hilda Moore
Lilian Braithwaite
James Carew
Distributed by Ideal Film Company
Release dates
July 1917
Country United Kingdom
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Justice is a 1917 British silent crime film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring Gerald du Maurier, Hilda Moore, and Lilian Braithwaite.[1] It was based on the 1910 play Justice by John Galsworthy. It has a survival status of unknown,[2] which suggests that it is a lost film.



Like many American films of the time, the British film Justice was subject to cuts and restrictions by American city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors cut, in Reel 2, the man stealing from a safe and, in Reel 3, the entire scene of the prisoner attacking guard, taking keys, changing clothes, etc., to where the prisoner leaves the cell.[3]


  1. BFI entry
  2. Progressive Silent Film List: Justice at silentera.com
  3. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (23): 31. 1 June 1918.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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