Never the Twain Shall Meet

For the poem containing this phrase, see The Ballad of East and West.
Never the Twain Shall Meet

Film poster
Directed by Maurice Tourneur
Produced by Louis B. Mayer
Irving Thalberg
Written by Peter B. Kyne
Eugene Mullin
Starring Anita Stewart
Bert Lytell
Cinematography Ira H. Morgan
J.B. Shackelford
Edited by W. Donn Hayes
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • September 13, 1925 (1925-09-13)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent

Never the Twain Shall Meet is a 1925 American silent south seas drama film based on the book by Peter B. Kyne, produced by MGM and directed by Maurice Tourneur,[1] starring Anita Stewart and featuring Boris Karloff in an uncredited bit-part. Remade with sound in 1931 at MGM by director W. S. Van Dyke. One of Maurice Tourneur's many lost and sought after films.[2][3]


See also


  1. Garza, Janiss. "NY Times: Never the Twain Shall Meet". NY Times. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Never the Twain Shall Meet". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-04-12.
  3. "Never the Twain Shall Meet". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
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