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This film was also reviewed as The Gray Parasol ... More Less

This film was also reviewed as The Gray Parasol . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
21 Sep 18
p. 1288.
MPW
19 Oct 18
p. 2600.
MPW
5 Oct 18
p. 128.
MPW
7 Sep 18
p. 1602.
NYDM
26 Oct 18
p. 627.
Variety
13 Sep 18
p. 49.
Variety
4 Oct 18
p. 49.
Wid's
29 Sep 18
p. 18.
CAST
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PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Gray Parasol" by Fred Jackson in Live Stories (Jan 1918).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Gray Parasol
Release Date:
22 September 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hamilton Hill meets Estelle Redding in an umbrella repair shop and rescues her from two thugs soon afterwards. Estelle has hidden in the handle of her grey parasol the formula for "Coalex," an inexpensive substitute for coal which the coal trust is trying to prevent from reaching the market. Edward Burnham, one of the thugs, tells Hamilton that Estelle is a German agent, but the infatuated young bachelor fails to believe the story. Estelle entrusts Hamilton with the parasol, but when Burnham, who is revealed as Estelle's brother, finally snatches it away from him, they discover that the formula has been removed and that she has outwitted them all. Two German agents, posing as representatives of the United States government, nearly obtain the formula from her, but Hamilton, accompanied by Burnham, who has experienced a change of heart, rescue her in time. With the formula safely delivered to U.S. government officials, Hamilton and Estelle turn to more romantic ... +


Hamilton Hill meets Estelle Redding in an umbrella repair shop and rescues her from two thugs soon afterwards. Estelle has hidden in the handle of her grey parasol the formula for "Coalex," an inexpensive substitute for coal which the coal trust is trying to prevent from reaching the market. Edward Burnham, one of the thugs, tells Hamilton that Estelle is a German agent, but the infatuated young bachelor fails to believe the story. Estelle entrusts Hamilton with the parasol, but when Burnham, who is revealed as Estelle's brother, finally snatches it away from him, they discover that the formula has been removed and that she has outwitted them all. Two German agents, posing as representatives of the United States government, nearly obtain the formula from her, but Hamilton, accompanied by Burnham, who has experienced a change of heart, rescue her in time. With the formula safely delivered to U.S. government officials, Hamilton and Estelle turn to more romantic pursuits. +

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

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