The Stronger Love

The Stronger Love

A young woman standing next to a tall strong country-side man.

Publicity photo.
Directed by Frank Lloyd
Screenplay by Julia Crawford Ivers
Story by Alice von Saxmar
Starring Vivian Martin
Edward Peil, Sr.
Frank Lloyd
Jack Livingston
Alice Knowland
Herbert Standing
Cinematography James Van Trees
Oliver Morosco Photoplay Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • August 13, 1916 (1916-08-13)
Running time
50 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Stronger Love is a 1916 American drama silent film directed by Frank Lloyd and written by Julia Crawford Ivers. The film stars Vivian Martin, Edward Peil, Sr., Frank Lloyd, Jack Livingston, Alice Knowland and Herbert Standing. The film was released on August 13, 1916, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]


Vivian Martin played Nell Serviss, a beautiful young girl from the mountains that was engaged to Jim Serviss, who is the leader of their clan. She meets a stranger at the Rutherford farm and falls in love. The stranger is in their mountains searching for radium in rocks. Someone lights the Serviss farm on fire and the stranger is falsely accused. Everyone is mad at the stranger (who at this point is revealed to be a Rutherford) but Nell says she wants to marry him so that no one will kill him. In the end, Nell chases after Jim to tell him that she lied and really wants to be with him.


Preservation status


  1. "The Stronger Love (1916) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  2. "Silent Era : PSFL : The Stronger Love (1916)". Silent Era. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  3. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress (<-book title) p.176 c.1978 the American Film Institute
  4. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..The Stronger Love
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