To Have and to Hold (1916 film)

To Have and to Hold

Scene from the film
Directed by George Melford
Produced by Jesse Lasky
Screenplay by Margaret Turnbull
Based on To Have and to Hold
by Mary Johnston
Starring Mae Murray
Wallace Reid
Cinematography Percy Hilburn
Distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation
Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • March 5, 1916 (1916-03-05) (United States)
Running time
50 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

To Have and to Hold is a 1916 American silent adventure/drama film directed by George Melford. Based on the 1900 novel of the same name, the film starred Wallace Reid and Mae Murray in her film debut.[1]

The film is based on a novel by Mary Johnston which was turned into a play in 1901 by E. F. Boddington. The Broadway version starred Isabel Irving and Robert Loraine in the lead roles. Also in this play was a 20-year-old actor and aspiring playwright named Cecil B. DeMille.[2]


Other adaptations

In 1922, a second version, also released by Paramount Pictures, was released. It starred Bert Lytell and Betty Compson, and is also considered lost.

See also


  1. "Mae Murray In Lasky's "To Have and To Hold"". The Moving Picture World, Volume 27. World Photographic Publishing Company: 447. 1916.
  2. To Have and to Hold produced at the Knickerbocker Theatre, March 4, 1901 to April 1901; 40 performances;

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