The Sorrows of Satan (1917)

UK,
35mm film, black and white, 1.33:1
silent

A British fantasy film directed by Alexander Butler.

Plot Summary

Diana Chesney falls for a dashing young prince, Ramirez who turns out to be himself. To evade his evil clutches, she arranges an auction where she sells herself off to the highest bidder.

Credits

Crew
Director: Alexander Butler
G.B. Samuelson
Producer: G.B. Samuelson
Script: Harry Engholm
Novel: Marie Corelli

Cast
Gladys Cooper (Lady Sybil Elton)
Owen Nares (Geoffrey Tempest)
Cecil Humphreys (Prince Ramirez)
Lionel d'Aragon (Earl Eaton)
Winifred Delavente (Diana Chesney)
Alice De Winton, Minna Grey (bit parts)

References

Books

  • American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929 by John T. Soister and Henry Nicolella with Steve Joyce and Harry H. Long p.536 – credits, article (by
  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell p.306
  • Early American Cinema (revised edition) by Anthony Slide p.113, 114
  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.16
  • The History of the British Film 1914-1918 by Rachael Low (1950), p.177 – note
  • by Walt Lee p.453 – credits
  • Silent Films, 1877-1996: A Critical Guide to 646 Movies by Robert K. Klepper pp.378-380
  • The Devil on Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 Through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell pp.251-254
  • The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Fantasy by David Pringle (general ed.) p.41 – illustrated credits, review
  • Up from the Vault: Rare Thrillers of the 1920s and 1930s by John T. Soister pp.38-49 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review