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The 10 Apr 1920 Camera announced that the film was completed and "ready for cutting and titling." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
10 Apr 1920
p. 6.
Exhibitors Trade Review
2 Oct 20
p. 1925.
Motion Picture News
27 Mar 20
p. 2954.
Motion Picture News
2 Oct 20
p. 2705.
Motion Picture News
17 Apr 20
p. 437.
Moving Picture World
2 Oct 20
p. 691.
New York Morning Telegraph
26 Sep 1920.
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Wid's Daily
26 Sep 20
p. 13.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The House of Whispers by William Andrew Johnston (Boston, 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1920
Production Date:
ended late March or early April 1920
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Spaulding Nelson moves into an apartment after his uncle has been driven from it by the sounds of screams and whispers. Upon undertaking an investigation, he meets neighbor Barbara Bradford, whose sister Clara is being tormented by the recurring sounds of her dead husband Roldo's voice. Roldo is actually alive and an accomplice of Henry Kent who built "the house of whispers" and riddled it with secret passageways which enabled him to gain entry to the apartments. Spaulding locates the secret panel doors, but is arrested on suspicion of murdering actress Daisy Luton, a victim of Roldo. Eluding the detectives, Spaulding escapes through the panel and down a secret passageway where he corners Kent, Roldo and Nettie Kelly, Roldo's first wife. After Nettie confesses, Clara is freed to marry her fiancé and Barbara accepts Spaulding's ... +


Spaulding Nelson moves into an apartment after his uncle has been driven from it by the sounds of screams and whispers. Upon undertaking an investigation, he meets neighbor Barbara Bradford, whose sister Clara is being tormented by the recurring sounds of her dead husband Roldo's voice. Roldo is actually alive and an accomplice of Henry Kent who built "the house of whispers" and riddled it with secret passageways which enabled him to gain entry to the apartments. Spaulding locates the secret panel doors, but is arrested on suspicion of murdering actress Daisy Luton, a victim of Roldo. Eluding the detectives, Spaulding escapes through the panel and down a secret passageway where he corners Kent, Roldo and Nettie Kelly, Roldo's first wife. After Nettie confesses, Clara is freed to marry her fiancé and Barbara accepts Spaulding's proposal. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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