The Man Who Played God (1922 film)

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The Man Who Played God
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Directed by F. Harmon Weight
Screenplay by Forrest Halsey
Story by Gouverneur Morris
Based on The Silent Voice
by Jules Eckert Goodman
Starring George Arliss
Ann Forrest
Ivan Simpson
Edward Earle
Effie Shannon
Cinematography Harry Fischbeck
Distinctive Productions
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • October 1, 1922 (1922-10-01)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Lobby card for The Man Who Played God (1922)

The Man Who Played God is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by F. Harmon Weight and written by Forrest Halsey. The film stars George Arliss, Ann Forrest, Ivan Simpson, Edward Earle, and Effie Shannon. The film was released on October 1, 1922, by United Artists.[1][2] Considered to be a lost film for decades, a print of The Man Who Played God was found at Gosfilmofond in Moscow.[3]


A famous pianist (Montgomery Royle) is engaged to a quite younger woman. An accidental explosion results in him becoming deaf but he learns to read lips quite quickly. He decides to use that skill to help random people around him. However, he sees his fiancee in a park with a different man. Montgomery is heartbroken, but after she confesses the truth to him, he helps her to be secure with the new man.[4]



  1. ^ "The Man Who Played God (1922) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  2. ^ "The Man Who Played God (1922)". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 October 2014.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Man Who Played God
  4. ^ "The Man Who Played God (1922) - Plot Summary". Fandango. Retrieved 18 December 2014.

External links

  • The Man Who Played God on IMDb
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