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The Deep Purple
(1915) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by James Young

Cast: Clara Kimball Young [Doris Moore], E.M. Kimball [Reverend William Moore], Milton Sills [William Lake], May Hopkins [Ruth Lake], Mrs. E.M. Kimball [Mrs. Lake], W.J. Ferguson [‘Pop’ Clark], Grace Aylesworth [‘Fresno’ Kate Fallon], Crawford Kent [Harry Leland], Fred Truesdale [Inspector Bruce], DeWitt Jennings, Walter Craven, Esther Ralston [angel extra]

World Film Corporation production; distributed by World Film Corporation [A Liebler Feature]. / From the play The Deep Purple by Paul Armstrong and Wilson Mizner. Assistant director, Edwin L. Hollywood. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson. / © 5 January 1915 by World Film Corporation [LU4203]. © 25 November 1916 by World Film Corporation [LU9600]. Released 11 January 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Ralston’s film debut. The film was rereleased by World Film Corporation on 4 December 1916. The play was subsequently filmed as The Deep Purple (1920).


Survival status: (unknown)

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 12 November 2009.

References: Drew-Speaking pp. 189, 283 : ClasIm-240 p. 22 : Website-AFI.

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