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Beatrice Fairfax
Also known as Letters to Beatrice in the USA
(1916) American
B&W : Serial / 30 reels
Directed by Theodore W. Wharton and Leopold D. Wharton

Cast: Grace Darling [Beatrice Fairfax], Harry Fox [Jimmy Barton], Allan Murnane, Nigel Barrie [Donald Jordan / Bert Kerrigan], F.W. Stewart [Pete Raven], M.W. Rale [Shara Ali], Olive Thomas [Rita Malone], James Gordon [Christopher McRay / the prince’s bodyguard], Bessie Wharton [Madame Laurette / Mrs. Raven / Mrs. Malone], Little John Sullivan [Billy Dern Schuyler], Edgar L. Davenport [Judge Merton], Jeannie Parker [Jean Merton], Robin Townley (Robin H. Townley) [blind man], Chief Buck [police chief], Warner Oland [detective], Bruce McRae [bookie], Dick Bennard [conspirator / waiter], Gus Reulein [bell hop], Leonard Reulein [bell hop], Elaine Hammerstein, Wellington A. Playter, Mae Hopkins, Mary Cranston, Betty Howe, Evelyn Ferris, Elsie Baker, Harry Carr, Buck Connors, Frank Honda, Harry Robinson, Wesley Ruggles, Theodore Tweston, Mrs. Theodore Wharton, Frances White

Wharton, Incorporated, production; distributed by International Film Service Company, Incorporated through Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by Theodore W. Wharton and Leopold D. Wharton. Scenario by Basil Dickey. Art direction by E. Douglas Bingham and Archer Chadwick. Assistant directors, James Gordon and Robin H. Townley. Cinematography by Levi Bacon (episodes 3, 5, 10 and 15), John K. Holbrook, Ray June, William Plyes and Lew Tree. / 15 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Missing Watchman,” © 1 August 1916 by International Film Service, Incorporated [LP9411]; [2] “The Adventure of the Jealous Wife,” © 14 August 1916 by International Film Service, Incorporated [LP9393]; [3] “Billie’s Romance,” © 21 August 1916 by International Film Service, Incorporated [LP9394]; [4] “The Stone God,” © 28 August 1916 by International Film Service, Incorporated [LP9395]; [5] “Mimosa San,” © 4 September 1916 by International Film Service, Incorporated [LP9396]; [6] “The Forbidden Room,” © 11 September 1916 by International Film Service, Incorporated [LP9397]; [7] “A Name for the Baby,” © 18 September 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9398]; [8] “At the Ainsley Ball,” © 25 September 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9399]; [9] “Outside the Law,” © 9 October 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9412]; [10] “Play Ball,” © 16 October 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9464]; [11] “The Wages of Sin,” © 23 October 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9465]; [12] “Curiosity,” © 23 October 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9400]; [13] “The Ringer,” © 30 October 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9413]; [14] “The Hidden Menace,” © 13 November 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9492]; [15] “Wristwatches,” © 13 November 1916 by International Film Service Company, Incorporated [LP9493]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Olive Thomas’ film debut.

Drama: Crime.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive (Marion Davies film collection) [episodes 2-15, 35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Law: Enforcement: Police: Detectives, Policemen - Newspapers - Offices: Newspaper - Reporters - Serials - Sports: Baseball - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 4 March 2012.

References: Lahue-Continued pp. 168, 283; LoC-MoPic-2 p. 51; Stedman-Serials p. 38 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

Home video: DVD.

 
 
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