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The Adventures of Kathlyn
(1913-1914) American
B&W : Serial / 27 reels
Directed by Francis J. Grandon

Cast: Kathlyn Williams [Kathlyn Hare], Thomas Santschi (Tom Santschi) [Bruce], Charles Clary [Prince Umballah], William Carpenter [Ramabai], Goldie Colwell [Pundita], Hurri Tsingh [high priest], Lafayette McKee (Lafe McKee) [Colonel Hare], Effie Sackville [Winnie Hare], Roy Watson [Rajah], Franklyn Hall [Gundah Singh], C.J. Murphy [boat chief], Emma Bell, Edmund F. Cobb, Charles Courtwright, Harry Huckins, Edwin L. Wallock

The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Gilson Willets, from a screen story by Harold MacGrath. / 13 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Unwelcome Throne,” © 26 December 1913 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU1857], released 29 December 1913 (three reels); [2] “The Two Ordeals,” © 7 January 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU1920]; [3] “In the Temple of the Lion,” © 22 January 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2000]; [4] “The Royal Slave,” © 4 February 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2091]; [5] “A Colonel in Chains,” © 19 February 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2178]; [6] “Three Bags of Silver,” © 7 March 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2279]; [7] “The Garden of Brides,” © 21 March 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2361]; [8] “The Cruel Crown,” © 6 April 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2454]; [9] “The Spellbound Multitude,” © 20 April 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LU2538]; [10] “The Warrior Maid”; [11] “The Forged Parchment,” © 14 April 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LP2619]; [12] “The King’s Will,” © 6 May 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LP2707]; [13] “The Court of Death,” © 11 May 1914 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated [LP2792], released 1 June 1914. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / [?] It is unclear whether Max Annenberg was involved with this film; he possibly directed and Grandon was producer. [?] Another source lists Fred Thompson as a director. The film was edited to ten reels and released as a serial on 29 December 1913 by The Selig Polyscope Company, Incorporated, through The General Film Company, Incorporated. The ten-reel feature film version premiered at the Fine Arts Theater in Chicago, Illinois, on 19 February 1916. The film was then edited to eight reels and released as a feature film in 1916 or 1917. [?] LoC-MoPic-2 p 6 notes in copyright registration details for the serial title, a synopsis description, and a number of prints: [1] 116 prints, [2] 101 prints, [3] 99 prints, [4] 79 prints, [5] 98 prints, [6] 84 prints, [7] 90 prints, and [8] 99 prints, probably indicating the number of prints struck for distribution; episode 10 may not have been registered for copyright; episodes 11-13 may have been the only chapters with prints accompanying their copyright registration.

Drama: Action-Adventure.

Synopsis: Brief synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0026.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Prints exist in La Cineteca del Friuli film archive [episode 1 only]; and in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland [compilation of print fragments].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Americans abroad - Animals: Leopards - Crime: Kidnapping - Families: Father-daughter relationships - India - Indians - Rescues - Royalty - Serials - USA: California

Listing updated: 14 March 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0026; Bardèche-History pp. 68, 69; Edmonds-BigU p. 36; Gallagher-Ford p. 8; Katchmer-Eighty p. 864; Lahue-Bound pp. 16, 17, 18, 20, 86; Lahue-Continued pp. v, 7, 153-154, 283; Lahue-Selig pp. 161-165, 224; Lee-Not p. 15; LoC-MoPic-2 p. 6; Robinson-Palace p. 143; Stedman-Serials pp. 8-9, 11, 14, 15, 20, 21, 44; Tarbox-Lost pp. 155, 156; Weaver-Twenty p. 372 : Website-SerSq : with additional information provided by Ivo Blom.

 
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