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Other films based on the same source include a 1912 Universal two reel film; a 1917 Fox production entitled Tangled Lives (see above); a 1919 Pathé production entitled Twin Pawns (see above); a 1929 British Film produced by British and Dominions Film Corp. directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Blanche Sweet; a 1940 British production made by Pennant entitled The Crimes at the Dark House , directed by George King and starring Sylvia Marriott; a 1948 Warner Bros. release of a Henry Blanke production, directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Eleanor Parker; a 1960 NBC-TV production for the Dow Hour of Great Mysteries, produced by Robert Saudek, directed by Paul Nickell, and with Siobhan McKenna, Walter Slezak and Lois Nettleton; and a BBC production made in the 1980's, produced by Jonathan Powell, directed by John Bruce, and starring Jenny ... More Less

Other films based on the same source include a 1912 Universal two reel film; a 1917 Fox production entitled Tangled Lives (see above); a 1919 Pathé production entitled Twin Pawns (see above); a 1929 British Film produced by British and Dominions Film Corp. directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Blanche Sweet; a 1940 British production made by Pennant entitled The Crimes at the Dark House , directed by George King and starring Sylvia Marriott; a 1948 Warner Bros. release of a Henry Blanke production, directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Eleanor Parker; a 1960 NBC-TV production for the Dow Hour of Great Mysteries, produced by Robert Saudek, directed by Paul Nickell, and with Siobhan McKenna, Walter Slezak and Lois Nettleton; and a BBC production made in the 1980's, produced by Jonathan Powell, directed by John Bruce, and starring Jenny Seagrove. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Jun 17
p. 268.
MPW
30 Jun 17
p. 2128.
MPW
7 Jul 17
p. 140.
NYDM
7 Jul 17
p. 11.
Wid's
28 Jun 17
pp. 408-09.
CAST
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PRODUCTION TEXT
Gold Rooster Plays
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Woman In White by Wilkie Collins (London, 1860).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 July 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the request of her dying father, heiress Laura Fairlie marries Sir Percival Glyde, despite her love for Walter Hartridge and the warnings of Ann Catherick, a half-witted girl who bears a striking resemblance to Laura. After the marriage, Glyde schemes to appropriate his wife's money. When he learns that Ann has escaped from an asylum and has perished, Glyde takes Laura to the asylum and commits her, claiming that she is Ann. He then informs everyone that his wife had died, and buries the body of the insane woman in her place. Walter and Laura's half sister, Marian Halcombe, become suspicious, however, and remembering Ann's previous warnings, discover what Glyde has done. After Glyde meets his death in a fire, Walter rescues Laura and the two lovers are ... +


At the request of her dying father, heiress Laura Fairlie marries Sir Percival Glyde, despite her love for Walter Hartridge and the warnings of Ann Catherick, a half-witted girl who bears a striking resemblance to Laura. After the marriage, Glyde schemes to appropriate his wife's money. When he learns that Ann has escaped from an asylum and has perished, Glyde takes Laura to the asylum and commits her, claiming that she is Ann. He then informs everyone that his wife had died, and buries the body of the insane woman in her place. Walter and Laura's half sister, Marian Halcombe, become suspicious, however, and remembering Ann's previous warnings, discover what Glyde has done. After Glyde meets his death in a fire, Walter rescues Laura and the two lovers are reunited. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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