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  Lon Chaney (left).
Photograph: courtesy Jon Mirsalis at
The Blood Red Tape of Charity
(1913) American
B&W : Two reels
Directed by Edwin August

Cast: Edwin August [William Weldon], Lon Chaney [Marx, the pawnbroker]

Powers Picture Plays production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Produced by Pat Powers. Scenario by [?] Edwin August? / Released [?] 6 or 26? September 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Chaney appeared unbilled. [?] Blake-Films p. 2 and Website-IMDb list the film as a one-reeler, but a quoted review (Blake-Films p. 3) implies that the film was released in two reels.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in Blake-Films pp. 2-3.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Accidents - Charity - Crime: Theft - Criminals: Thieves - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen - Poverty

Listing updated: 10 September 2014.

References: Blake-Films pp. 2-3 : Website-Chaney; Website-IMDb.

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