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The False Faces
(1919) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6940 feet
Directed by Irvin V. Willat (Irvin Willat)

Cast: Henry B. Walthall [Michael Lanyard], Mary Anderson [Cecilia Brooke], Lon Chaney [Karl Eckstrom], Milton Ross [Ralph Crane], Thornton Edwards [Lieutenant Thackery], William Bowman [Captain Osborne], Garry McGarry [submarine lieutenant], Ernest Pasque [Blensop]

Thomas H. Ince Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (Paramount Pictures Corporation) [Paramount-Artcraft]. / Produced by Thomas H. Ince. Scenario by Irvin V. Willat, from the novel The False Faces; Further Adventures from the History of the Lone Wolf by Louis Joseph Vance. Cinematography by Edwin W. Willat and Paul Eagler. / © 2 December 1918 by Thomas H. Ince Corporation [LP13120]. Released 16 February 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: The Lone Wolf. Chaney’s second film after having left Universal (the first time).

Drama: World War I: Espionage.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1266.

Survival status: Print exists in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Criminals - Criminal rehabilitation - Espionage: Spies - Fights - Germany - Impostors - Intelligence service - Rescues - Secret documents - Steamboats - Submarines - United Kingdom: England - USA: Massachusetts: Martha’s Vineyard - USA: New York: New York - War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918) - Weapons: Torpedoes

Listing updated: 21 May 2012.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1266; Edmonds-BigU p. 96; Everson-Detective pp. 30, 104; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 76 : Website-AFI; Website-GEH; Website-NFPF.

Home video: DVD.

 
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