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The Devil’s Needle
(1916) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Chester Withey (Chet Withey)

Cast: Tully Marshall [David White], Norma Talmadge [Renee Duprez, his model], Marguerite Marsh [Wynne Mortimer], F.A. Turner [William Mortimer], Howard Gay (Howard Gaye) [Hugh Gordon], John Brennan [Fritz], Paul Le Blanc [Buck]

The Fine Arts Film Company production; distributed by Triangle Film Corporation. / Scenario by Chester Withey (Chet Withey) and Roy Somerville. / © 2 November 1923 by Tri-Stone Pictures, Incorporated [LP19559]. Released 13 August 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was rereleased in 1923 by Tri-Stone Pictures, Incorporated. The character names were changed in the 1923 release with John Minturn for David White, Patricia Devon for Wynne Mortimer, Matthew Devon for William Mortimer, and Sir Gordon Gassoway for Hugh Gordon.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1025.

Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive [incomplete 35mm positive (1923 rerelease version)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Drugs: Addiction

Listing updated: 28 June 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : AFI-F1 n. F1.1025; AFI-F2 n. F2.1334 : Website-AFI; Website-Talmadge.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc; DVD.

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