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Damaged Goods
(1914) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Thomas Ricketts

Cast: Richard Bennett [George Dupont], Adrienne Morrison [a girl of the streets], Maud Milton [Mrs. Dupont], Olive Templeton [Henriette Locke], Josephine Ditt [Mrs. James Forsythe], Jacqueline Moore [seamstress], Florence Short [nurse], Louis Bennison [Doctor Clifford], John Steppling [Senator Locke], William Bertram [the quack doctor], George Ferguson [the quack’s assistant], Mrs. Lester [?] (Louise Lester?), Charlotte Burton

American Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed on State Rights basis. / Scenario by [?] Harry Pollard and Richard Bennett and/or Upton Sinclair?, from the play Les Avariés by Eugene Brieux. Cinematography by Thomas B. Middleton. / © 15 September 1914 by American Film Manufacturing Company [LU3450]; © 15 September 1915 by American Film Company, Incorporated [LU6904]. Released to State Rights market in [?] September or October? 1914. General release, 4 October 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Some scenes were shot on-location in a Los Angeles area hospital and in San Francisco, California. The film was rereleased with some scenes reshot and reedited on 4 October 1915 by Mutual Film Corporation [Mutual Special Feature]. The film was rereleased in the USA in a reedited version on 12 February 1917, supervised by Richard Bennett, with a new introduction and a new conclusion. The film was rereleased in the USA on State Rights basis in 1919.

Drama: Social.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.0888.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Crime: Prostitution - Illness: Venereal diseases: Syphilus - Marriages - Prostitutes - Revenge - USA: California: San Francisco

Listing updated: 18 July 2009.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0888; Parish-Glamour pp. 33, 34; Sloan-Loud pp. 84, 86, 147; Tarbox-Lost pp. 230, 239-241, 248; Thompson-Lost pp. xix, 27.

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