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Dead Men Tell No Tales
(1920) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6154 feet
Directed by Tom Terriss

Cast: Catherine Calvert [Eva Dennison], Percy Marmont [George Stevenson Cole], Holmes E. Herbert [Squire John Rattray], George von Seyffertitz (Gustav von Seyffertitz) [Señor Joaquin Santos], Walter James [José], Roy Applegate [Captain Harris], India Wakara [Jane Braithwaite], Bernard Siegel [Mr. Braithwaite]

The Vitagraph Company of America production; distributed by The Vitagraph Company of America [A Tom Terriss Production; Super-Feature]. / Scenario by Lillian Randolph Chester and George Randolph Chester, from the novel Dead Men Tell No Tales by E.W. Hornung. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Intertitles by Lillian Randolph Chester and George Randolph Chester. Edited by Lillian Randolph Chester and George Randolph Chester. Presented by Albert E. Smith. / © 25 October 1920 by The Vitagraph Company of America [LP15724]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Contemporary news stories recorded that the shipwrecking scene was shot under U.S. Navy supervision with twelve cameras on the Hudson River near Riverdale, New York. Some location photography was taken in Bar Harbor, Maine, and the Rattray Hall scenes were taken at the Pembroke House in Oakdale, Long Island, New York.

Drama: Adventure: Historical.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Explosions - Gold - Pirates - Shipwrecks - USA: New York: Riverdale (Hudson River) - Yachts

Listing updated: 10 January 2007.

References: Website-AFI.

 
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