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The Flashlight
Also known as The Flashlight Girl in the USA
(1917) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Ida May Park

Cast: Dorothy Phillips [Delice Brixton], William Stowell [Jack Lane], Lon Chaney [Henry Norton / Porter Brixton], Alfred Allen [John Peterson], George Berrill [Barclay], Evelyn Selbie [Mrs. Barclay], Clyde Benson [deputy], O.C. Jackson [Howard, Lane’s servant], Mark Fenton [judge]

Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, production; distributed by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, through The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Ida May Park, from the short story “The Flash-light” by Albert M. Treynore. Cinematography by King D. Gray. / © 10 April 1917 by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated [LP10542]. Released 21 May 1917. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Ida May Park’s directorial debut.

Drama: Suspense.

Survival status: (unknown)

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Women directors

Listing updated: 1 May 2006.

References: Hirschhorn-Universal p. 27; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 76 : Website-AFI.

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