- For the 1919 UK film based on the same play, see Damaged Goods (1919 film). For the 1933 film based on the same play, see Damaged Lives.
|Directed by||Tom Ricketts|
|Written by||Harry A. Pollard (adaptation)|
|Based on||Les Avariés|
by Eugène Brieux
|Cinematography||Thomas B. Middleton|
|Distributed by||Mutual Film Corporation|
Damaged Goods (1914) is an American silent film directed by Tom Ricketts, starring Richard Bennett. It is based on Eugène Brieux's play Les Avariés (1901) about a young couple who contract syphilis. No print of the film is known to exist, making it a lost film. It is believed to have begun the sex hygiene/venereal disease film craze of the 1910s.
The play was adapted into a British silent film Damaged Goods in 1919. A sound film based on the Brieux play, also titled Damaged Goods (1937) was directed by Phil Goldstone, released by Grand National Pictures.
- Richard Bennett as George Dupont
- Adrienne Morrison as a girl of the streets
- Maud Milton as Mrs. Dupont
- Olive Templeton as Henriette Locke
- Josephine Ditt as Mrs. James Forsythe
- Jacqueline Moore as Seamstress
- Florence Short as Nurse
- Louis Bennison as Dr. Clifford
- John Steppling as Senator Locke
- William Bertram as a quack doctor
- George Ferguson as the quack's assistant
- Charlotte Burton as Mrs. Lester
- "Damaged Goods". silentera.com. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
- Eric Schaefer, Bold! Daring! Shocking! True!: A History of Exploitation Films, 1919-1959 (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press, 1999).
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