Salvation Nell (1931 film)

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Salvation Nell
Salvation Nell lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by James Cruze
Samuel Zierler
Written by Edward Sheldon (play)
Starring Ralph Graves
Helen Chandler
Cinematography C. Edgar Schoenbaum
Edited by Rose Loewinger
Distributed by Tiffany Pictures
Release date
  • July 1, 1931 (1931-07-01)
Running time
8 reels
(7,652.8 feet)
Country United States
Language English

Salvation Nell is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film produced and directed by James Cruze and distributed by Tiffany Films, a company then on the brink of ceasing operations. The film is based on Edward Sheldon's 1908 Broadway play which starred Minnie Maddern Fiske and Holbrook Blinn.

Two silent versions were produced: in 1915 with Beatriz Michelena and in 1921 with Pauline Starke. Ralph Graves and Helen Chandler star in this film. Actor Matthew Betz appeared in both this film and the 1921 silent film. After years of being thought a lost film, a print was shown at a film festival in 2001.[1][2][3]


Young Nell (Chandler) loses her job and home and her father is sent to prison. She joins the Salvation Army and tries to redeem him when he comes out of prison, bent on continuing his life of crime.



  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c. 1993
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993:Salvation Nell
  3. ^ Salvation Nell as produced on Broadway by, Harrison Grey Fiske, at the Hackett Theatre, November 17, 1908 to January 1909, 71 performances;

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