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Under the Lash

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Under the Lash

Under the Lash
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Directed by Sam Wood
Written by J. E. Nash
Based on The Shulamite 
by Alice and Claude Askew
The Shulamite 
by Claude Askew and Edward Knoblock
Starring Gloria Swanson
Cinematography Alfred Gilks
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • October 16, 1921 (1921-10-16)
Country United States
Language Silent

Under the Lash is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film is based on the play The Shulamite, by Claude Askew and Edward Knoblock, and the novel of the same name by Alice and Claude Askew.[1]

The film is lost with no copies of it existing in any archives.[2]



Upon its release, Under the Lash was not well received by audiences. It was the only film released in the early 1920s starring Gloria Swanson that did not do well at the box office.[3]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Under the Lash". Silent Era. Retrieved 2009-07-05. 
  2. ^ Under the LashThe Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:
  3. ^ Quirk, Lawrence J. (1984). The Films of Gloria Swanson. Carol Publishing Group. p. 103.  

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