The Ladder of Lies

The Ladder of Lies

The Ladder of Lies is a lost 1920 American silent drama film directed by Tom Forman and written by Edith Kennedy from a story by Harold Vickers. The film stars Ethel Clayton, Clyde Fillmore, Jean Acker, Irving Cummings, Charles Meredith, and Ruth Ashby. The film was released on July 11, 1920, by Paramount Pictures.


Edith Parrish is a magazine illustrator whose publisher friend, Peter Gordon, has married an "unworthy wife", Dora Leroy. To keep her friend from being shattered by his wife's infidelity with Ralph Brent, Edith begins a series of lies to coverup the affair. However, this leads to suspicion that she is having a romance with Brent, which causes her true love, John Blaine to doubt her. Brent, who respects Edith, comes clean to Blaine about the situation, and Edith and him are reconciled.

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    director Tom Forman
    genre drama
    keywords married true love
    producer Jesse L. Lasky
    productionCompany Famous Players–Lasky Corporation
    publisher Paramount Pictures