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The working title of this film was The House in the Mist . Pre-production trade articles state that Edith Storey was to play the dual role of Carma Carmichael and her mother, but synopses of the finished film's plot do not mention the latter ... More Less

The working title of this film was The House in the Mist . Pre-production trade articles state that Edith Storey was to play the dual role of Carma Carmichael and her mother, but synopses of the finished film's plot do not mention the latter character. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Feb 18
p. 765.
MPN
1 Sep 17
p. 1446.
MPN
15 Sep 17
p. 1824.
MPW
17 Aug 18
p. 1017.
MPW
9 Feb 18
p. 867.
Variety
25 Jan 18
p. 41.
Wid's
24 Jan 18
p. 894.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The House in the Mist" by Octavus Roy Cohen, John U. Giesy in People's Magazine (10 Aug 1917).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The House in the Mist
Release Date:
21 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11950
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Carma Carmichael, who lives with her uncle Quincy, is kidnapped by her renegade father Roger and taken to his ancestral Southern home. Uncle Quincy sends young Jack Carrington to investigate and goes into hiding, leading the Carmichaels to believe he is dead. Carma is at first suspicious of Jack's intentions but soon learns that the man who abducted her is actually an impostor who had murdered her father and now lives in the plantation with a group of thugs. Despite "Roger's" attempts to take Jack's life, the young man incites the thugs against him and they attack the house. Uncle Quincy arrives with a posse, and after their rescue, Carma and Jack ... +


Carma Carmichael, who lives with her uncle Quincy, is kidnapped by her renegade father Roger and taken to his ancestral Southern home. Uncle Quincy sends young Jack Carrington to investigate and goes into hiding, leading the Carmichaels to believe he is dead. Carma is at first suspicious of Jack's intentions but soon learns that the man who abducted her is actually an impostor who had murdered her father and now lives in the plantation with a group of thugs. Despite "Roger's" attempts to take Jack's life, the young man incites the thugs against him and they attack the house. Uncle Quincy arrives with a posse, and after their rescue, Carma and Jack embrace. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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