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HISTORY

This film was a ten reel re-edited version of a twenty-seven reel serial whose first part was released on 29 Dec 1913. The ten reel version was shown beginning 19 Feb 1916 for two weeks at the Fine Arts Theater in Chicago. There was speculation at the time that the film, if successful in Chicago, would be released in other cities, but no information has been located concerning any subsequent release. A novel based on the serial was written by Harold MacGrath and published in Indianapolis in 1914. The above cast members were listed for the serial; it is possible that some were not in the ten reel version. The Adventures of Kathlyn is considered by film historians to be the first motion picture serial as distinguished from films released in a series. Although the ten reel version was not copyrighted, each episode of the twenty-seven reel serial was copyrighted in 1913 and 1914 under the episode ... More Less

This film was a ten reel re-edited version of a twenty-seven reel serial whose first part was released on 29 Dec 1913. The ten reel version was shown beginning 19 Feb 1916 for two weeks at the Fine Arts Theater in Chicago. There was speculation at the time that the film, if successful in Chicago, would be released in other cities, but no information has been located concerning any subsequent release. A novel based on the serial was written by Harold MacGrath and published in Indianapolis in 1914. The above cast members were listed for the serial; it is possible that some were not in the ten reel version. The Adventures of Kathlyn is considered by film historians to be the first motion picture serial as distinguished from films released in a series. Although the ten reel version was not copyrighted, each episode of the twenty-seven reel serial was copyrighted in 1913 and 1914 under the episode titles. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
Christmas 1913
pp. 459-60.
Motog
10 Jan 14
pp. 1-2.
Motog
24 Jan 15
pp. 43-44.
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1502.
MPN
4 Mar 16
p. 1323.
MPW
4 Mar 16
p. 1478.
MPW
11 Mar 16
p. 1634, 1693
MPW
18 Mar 16
p. 1806.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 February 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Kathlyn Hare, the daughter of Colonel Hare, a California collector of wild animals, travels with her sister Winnie to Allaha, a small principality in East India, where Prince Umballah is holding her father captive. Kathlyn, during her many adventures, rescues her father and sister from danger, discovers the identity of the real king and witnesses his death, and purchases her freedom from the ... +


Kathlyn Hare, the daughter of Colonel Hare, a California collector of wild animals, travels with her sister Winnie to Allaha, a small principality in East India, where Prince Umballah is holding her father captive. Kathlyn, during her many adventures, rescues her father and sister from danger, discovers the identity of the real king and witnesses his death, and purchases her freedom from the throne. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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