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The Adventures of Ruth
(1919-1920) American
B&W : Serial / 30 reels
Directed by George Marshall

Cast: Ruth Roland [Ruth], Herbert Hayes (Herbert Heyes), Thomas Lingham (Tom Lingham), Charles Bennett, Helen Case, William Human, Helen Delaine

[?] Astra Film Company? production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Ruth Roland. Scenario by Gilson Willets. / 15 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Wrong Countess,” © 22 November 1919 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14454], released 28 December 1919; [2] “The Celestial Maiden,” © 22 November 1919 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14455]; [3] “The Bewitching Spy,” © 22 November 1919 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14518]; [4] “The Stolen Picture,” © 31 January 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14710]; [5] “The Bank Robbery,” © 31 January 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14711]; [6] “The Border Fury,” © 31 January 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14712]; [7] “The Substitute Messenger,” © 31 January 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14713]; [8] “The Harem Model,” © 31 January 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14714]; [9] “The Cellar Gangsters,” © 31 January 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14715]; [10] “The Forged Check,” © 8 March 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14836]; [11] “The Trap,” by © 8 March 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14837]; [12] “The Vault of Terror,” © 8 March 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14838]; [13] “Within Hollow Walls,” © 8 March 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14839]; [14] “The Fighting Chance,” © 8 March 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14840]; [15] “The Key of Victory,” © 8 March 1920 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated [LU14841]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Direction and scenario were both credited to Roland, though she produced and acted in the serial. [?] LoC-MoPic-2 p 6 notes in copyright registration details for the serial title, a synopsis description, and a number of prints: [1] 60 prints, [2-15] 40 prints, probably indicating the number of prints struck for distribution.

Drama.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 29 April 2007.

References: Katchmer-Eighty p. 832; Lahue-Continued pp. 66, 67, 190, 283; LoC-MoPic-2 p. 6; Stedman-Serials p. 44 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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