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The 30 Mar 1918 Moving Picture World noted that writer Clara S. Beranger was currently working on “continuity” for the film. A news item in the 11 May 1918 Motography stated that World Film Corp. had constructed a costly indoor water tank at its Fort Lee, NJ, studio lot for shooting underwater scenes. Although an outdoor location had originally been chosen for the sequence, studio executives were reportedly concerned about the health risks to star Carlyle Blackwell, who had recently overcome pneumonia. Production was underway at the time of the article.
       The Golden Wall opened 15 Jul 1918 to mixed reviews. While the 12 Jul 1918 Var described the comedy-drama as “a good story, well told,” the 13 Jul 1918 Motion Picture News lamented the many missed comic opportunities.
       Reviews and copyright sources noted that the story was adapted "from an old French ... More Less

The 30 Mar 1918 Moving Picture World noted that writer Clara S. Beranger was currently working on “continuity” for the film. A news item in the 11 May 1918 Motography stated that World Film Corp. had constructed a costly indoor water tank at its Fort Lee, NJ, studio lot for shooting underwater scenes. Although an outdoor location had originally been chosen for the sequence, studio executives were reportedly concerned about the health risks to star Carlyle Blackwell, who had recently overcome pneumonia. Production was underway at the time of the article.
       The Golden Wall opened 15 Jul 1918 to mixed reviews. While the 12 Jul 1918 Var described the comedy-drama as “a good story, well told,” the 13 Jul 1918 Motion Picture News lamented the many missed comic opportunities.
       Reviews and copyright sources noted that the story was adapted "from an old French romance." More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
7 Jun 1918
p. 45
Exhibitors Herald
13 Jul 1918
p. 28
Exhibitors Trade Review
13 Jul 1918
p. 473
Motion Picture News
13 Jul 1918
p. 207, 253
Motography
11 May 1918
p. 900
Moving Picture World
30 Mar 1918
p. 1809
Moving Picture World
13 Jul 1918
p. 249
Moving Picture World
27 Jul 1918
p. 591
NYDM
23 Mar 1918
p. 26
NYDM
20 Jul 18
p. 89
Variety
12 Jul 1918
p. 38
Wid's Daily
21 Jul 1918
p. 5
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 July 1918
Production Date:
May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LU12641
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After his father's death, Charles de la Fontaine, the Marquis d'Aubeterre, learns that the family is penniless and journeys to America to earn a living for himself and his sister Helen. The Countess d'Este secures him a position in the home of Lathrop, a millionaire, and the young nobleman instantly falls in love with Lathrop's pretty daughter Marian. Supposing that Charles is after her fortune, Marian avoids him and becomes engaged to the wealthy Rudolph Miller. Charles changes her opinion of him, however, when he and Marian are locked in an old tower, and, after swearing that he will only marry her when the two are equally wealthy, he makes a daring escape. Unknown to the Lathrops, Charles backs Marian's brother Frank in a financial venture, as a result of which the two young men become rich. Marian discovers that Rudolph is unfaithful, and with the "golden wall" of wealth that had separated them now obliterated, she and Charles ... +


After his father's death, Charles de la Fontaine, the Marquis d'Aubeterre, learns that the family is penniless and journeys to America to earn a living for himself and his sister Helen. The Countess d'Este secures him a position in the home of Lathrop, a millionaire, and the young nobleman instantly falls in love with Lathrop's pretty daughter Marian. Supposing that Charles is after her fortune, Marian avoids him and becomes engaged to the wealthy Rudolph Miller. Charles changes her opinion of him, however, when he and Marian are locked in an old tower, and, after swearing that he will only marry her when the two are equally wealthy, he makes a daring escape. Unknown to the Lathrops, Charles backs Marian's brother Frank in a financial venture, as a result of which the two young men become rich. Marian discovers that Rudolph is unfaithful, and with the "golden wall" of wealth that had separated them now obliterated, she and Charles wed. +

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