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The Black Secret
(1919-1920) American
B&W : Serial / 31 reels
Directed by George B. Seitz

Cast: Pearl White [Evelyn Ereth], Walter McGrail [Ray McKay], Wallace McCutcheon Jr. [Frederick], George B. Seitz, Henry G. Sell, Marjorie Milton, Harry Semels

George B. Seitz Productions production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Produced by George B. Seitz. Scenario by Bertram Millhauser, from the short story “In Secret” by Robert W. Chambers. / 15 episodes (two reels each): [1] “The Great Secret,” released 9 November 1919 (three reels); [2] “Marked for Death,” released 16 November 1919; [3] “The Gas Chamber,” released 23 November 1919; [4] “Below the Waterline,” released 30 November 1919; [5] “The Acid Bath,” released 7 December 1919; [6] “The Unknown,” released 14 December 1919; [7] “The Betrayal,” released 21 December 1919; [8] “A Crippled Hand,” released 28 December 1919; [9] “Woes of Deceit,” released 4 January 1920; [10] “The Inn of Dread,” released 11 January 1920; [11] “The Death Studio,” released 18 January 1920; [12] “The Chance Trail,” released 25 January 1920; [13] “Wings of Mystery,” released 1 February 1920; [14] “The Hidden Way,” released 8 February 1920; [15] “The Secret Host,” released 15 February 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Rescues - Serials - Soldiers - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 30 September 2009.

References: Lahue-Bound pp. 30, 48; Lahue-Continued pp. 66, 190-191, 283; Stedman-Serials pp. 17, 19, 47 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

 
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