Damaged Goods (1914)

"Damaged Goods" pictures the terrible consequences of vice and the physical ruin that follows the abuse of moral law. It is a stirring plea for a pure life before marriage, in order to make... See full summary »


Tom Ricketts (as Thomas Ricketts)


Eugène Brieux (play), Harry A. Pollard (adaptation) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview:
Richard Bennett ... George Dupont
Adrienne Morrison ... A Girl of the Streets
Maud Milton Maud Milton ... Mrs. Dupont
Olive Templeton Olive Templeton ... Henriette Locke
Mrs. Tom Ricketts ... Mrs. James Forsythe (as Josephine Ditt)
Jacqueline Moore Jacqueline Moore ... Seamstress
Florence Short Florence Short ... Nurse
Louis Bennison ... Dr. Clifford
John Steppling ... Senator Locke
William Bertram William Bertram ... A Quack
George Ferguson George Ferguson ... The Quack's Assistant
Charlotte Burton ... Mrs. Lester


"Damaged Goods" pictures the terrible consequences of vice and the physical ruin that follows the abuse of moral law. It is a stirring plea for a pure life before marriage, in order to make impossible the transmission of unhealthy hereditary traits to future generations. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A VITAL DRAMA of MORAL UPLIFT In Seven Awe-Inspiring Parts! (original poster) See more »









Release Date:

1 September 1914 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first Broadway run of the play Damaged Goods (original French title: Les Avaries) opened at the Fulton Theatre, on West 46th Street, on March 14th, 1914, and ran for 66 performances. The production starred Richard Bennett, Laura Burt, Grace Elliston, Amelia Gardner, Clarence Handyside, Wilton Lackaye Jr. (who co-produced the show with Bennett), Adrienne Morrison and Margaret Wycherly. See more »

Alternate Versions

Re-released in 1915 in a re-edited version, with some scenes retaken. See more »


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A Lost Film Worth Seeing...One Day
20 March 1999 | by CHARLIE-89See all my reviews

Although DAMAGED GOODS is one of the 50% of films made before 1950 to be lost, it is worth commenting on it here to express its importance in telling about venereal diseases before film and literature dealt with that subject regularly. The film deals with Sexually-Transmitted Diseases as contacted to a young student by an older girl. The story deals with a young college graduate who doesn't know what to do with his future. He is applauded by his parents and their friends at their Los Angeles home. One night, he meets an older woman who is a friend of his parents. Since the woman's husband is not home, the graduate drops her off at her house, then she ends up inviting him inside and seducing him. (Sound familiar?) The film could be entertaining today...if it survived. Richard Bennett stars as the college graduate(yes, that is the same Richard Bennett who played Major Amberson in Orson Welles' THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS [1942]). Anyhow, don't despair film buffs! Preservationists like Brownlow, Shepard, and the UCLA film preservation committee have salvaged hundreds of films once thought lost. One day, this artifact might turn up in somebody's basement or some long-forgotten film vault in some old forgotten Hollywood studio. One can only hope...

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