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The working title of this film was The Ghost of the Whispering Oaks ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Ghost of the Whispering Oaks . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
14 Jun 19
p. 139.
MPN
21 Jun 19
p. 4214.
MPW
14 Jun 19
p. 1689.
New York Morning Telegraph
19 Dec 19
p. 44.
Variety
27 Jun 19
p. 45.
Wid's
8 Jun 19
p. 5.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Ghost of the Whispering Oaks
Release Date:
25 May 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thos. H. Ince
Copyright Date:
12 May 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13722
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,092
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

New York reporter Betsy Thorne is sent to Virginia to investigate the disappearance of Daniel Arnold at a supposedly haunted estate. She dons a maid's uniform to gain entrance and meets Daniel's sister Dolores, Dr. James Dunwoody, a neighbor who loves Dolores, and his son Roland, who is suspect. When Betsy sees a ghost emerge from the chapel, she screams provoking Dolores to lock her in at night. The next night, Betsy climbs out of her window and sees the ghost in the graveyard. She then discovers that chords played on the chapel organ will open a door leading to a passage that goes to a tomb. Following the passage, Betsy confronts the ghost who reveals himself to be Daniel, in a demented state, who is really a wanted international forger. Dolores, really his wife, attacked him and left him to die. Betsy, now in love with Roland, quits her job and stays in ... +


New York reporter Betsy Thorne is sent to Virginia to investigate the disappearance of Daniel Arnold at a supposedly haunted estate. She dons a maid's uniform to gain entrance and meets Daniel's sister Dolores, Dr. James Dunwoody, a neighbor who loves Dolores, and his son Roland, who is suspect. When Betsy sees a ghost emerge from the chapel, she screams provoking Dolores to lock her in at night. The next night, Betsy climbs out of her window and sees the ghost in the graveyard. She then discovers that chords played on the chapel organ will open a door leading to a passage that goes to a tomb. Following the passage, Betsy confronts the ghost who reveals himself to be Daniel, in a demented state, who is really a wanted international forger. Dolores, really his wife, attacked him and left him to die. Betsy, now in love with Roland, quits her job and stays in Virginia. +

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

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