|The White Man's Law|
|Directed by||James Young|
|Screenplay by||Marion Fairfax|
John B. Browne
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The White Man's Law is a surviving 1918 American silent drama film directed by James Young and written by Marion Fairfax and John B. Browne. The film stars Sessue Hayakawa, Florence Vidor, Jack Holt, Herbert Standing, Mayme Kelso, and Forrest Seabury. The film was released on May 6, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, Sir Harry Falkland (Holt), having lost the respect of his wife and facing prosecution for forgery, leaves England and goes to Africa as part of an ivory commission. Maida Verne (Vidor), a French-Sudanese maid, captivates his eye, and after he declares his love for her, she is compromised in the eyes of her fiance John A. Genghis (Hayakawa), the son of a sheik and an Oxford graduate. While on the trip to the interior in search of ivory, Genghis discovers Falkland's duplicity through a letter from his wife. In the fight that ensues Genghis is worsted and Falkland returns with a tale of the death of the young native. The impending arrival of Lady Falkland (Selwynne) dispels Maida's dream of love and her demand for the restoration of her good name is met with indifference by Falkland. Genghis, who has miraculously escaped death, returns and after besting Falkland in a fight gives him permission to commit suicide. Falkland's death is reported to his wife as an accident and Genghis and Maida prepare for marriage.
- Sessue Hayakawa as John A. Genghis
- Florence Vidor as Maida Verne
- Jack Holt as Sir Harry Falkland
- Herbert Standing as Sir Robert Hope
- Mayme Kelso as Mrs. Mayhew
- Forrest Seabury as Cpl. Verne
- Josef Swickard as Suliman Ghengis
- Ernest Joy as Sir Harry's Father
- Charles West as The Derelict
- Noah Beery, Sr. as Dr. Robinson
- Frank Deshon as Falkland's Valet
- Clarissa Selwynne as Lady Falkland
- Hal Erickson (2015). "White-Man-s-Law - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- "The White Man's Law (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The White Man's Law at silentera.com
- "Reviews: The White Man's Law". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 6 (23): 28. June 1, 1918.
- The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The White Man's Law