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The 26 Feb 1916 Motography reported that cameraman Joseph Brotherton enabled lead actress Jackie Saunders to kiss herself on screen through the use of trick photography. The picture also featured “Billy,” a tame squirrel living near Balboa Studios in Long Beach, CA, who proved himself “a regular actor.” The film’s producers were identified as brothers H. M. and Elwood D. Horkheimer.
       The Twin Triangle opened 1 May 1916, as stated in the 3 Jun 1916 Motography. It was the second feature made at the Long Beach, CA studios of the Horkheimer Brothers. A short story adaptation of the scenario appeared in the May 1916 Motion Picture. ... More Less

The 26 Feb 1916 Motography reported that cameraman Joseph Brotherton enabled lead actress Jackie Saunders to kiss herself on screen through the use of trick photography. The picture also featured “Billy,” a tame squirrel living near Balboa Studios in Long Beach, CA, who proved himself “a regular actor.” The film’s producers were identified as brothers H. M. and Elwood D. Horkheimer.
       The Twin Triangle opened 1 May 1916, as stated in the 3 Jun 1916 Motography. It was the second feature made at the Long Beach, CA studios of the Horkheimer Brothers. A short story adaptation of the scenario appeared in the May 1916 Motion Picture.
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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture
May 1916
pp. 97-107
Motion Picture Mail
18 Oct 1916
p. 5
Motography
26 Feb 1916
p. 454
Motography
6 May 1916
p. 1066
Motography
3 Jun 1916
p. 1291
Moving Picture World
11 Mar 1916
p. 1636
Wid's Daily
18 May 1916
p. 578
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 May 1916
Production Date:
began February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Equitable Motion Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
20 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8397
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Czerta, a gypsy waif, lives with Marco and his old mother. After Marco's mother dies, Czerta discovers that as a baby she was stolen. When Marco tries to force his attentions upon her, she stabs him; then, leaving Marco for dead, she meets MacCanley Byrnes, a distinguished artist, visiting the area on a camping trip. She asks Byrnes to take her away with him, and he takes her to New York City where she receives an education. Byrnes is commissioned to paint Madeline Van Schuyler's portrait, and finds himself very attracted to her because she resembles Czerta. Czerta becomes jealous when she sees them together and flees. Many years later, Madeline, her mother, and Byrnes attend a theater dance performance starring Czerta. Mrs. Van Schuyler recognizes Czerta as her long-lost daughter and welcomes her into the family. Marco, who survived the stabbing incident years earlier, is also at the theater seeking revenge. Byrnes realizes that he truly loves Czerta thus, when Marco attempts to fulfill his vengeance, Byrnes kills him and saves ... +


Czerta, a gypsy waif, lives with Marco and his old mother. After Marco's mother dies, Czerta discovers that as a baby she was stolen. When Marco tries to force his attentions upon her, she stabs him; then, leaving Marco for dead, she meets MacCanley Byrnes, a distinguished artist, visiting the area on a camping trip. She asks Byrnes to take her away with him, and he takes her to New York City where she receives an education. Byrnes is commissioned to paint Madeline Van Schuyler's portrait, and finds himself very attracted to her because she resembles Czerta. Czerta becomes jealous when she sees them together and flees. Many years later, Madeline, her mother, and Byrnes attend a theater dance performance starring Czerta. Mrs. Van Schuyler recognizes Czerta as her long-lost daughter and welcomes her into the family. Marco, who survived the stabbing incident years earlier, is also at the theater seeking revenge. Byrnes realizes that he truly loves Czerta thus, when Marco attempts to fulfill his vengeance, Byrnes kills him and saves Czerta. +

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

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