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The Foundling
(1915) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Allan Dwan

Cast: Mary Pickford, Frank Mills, Harry Ham, Donald Crisp, Gertrude Norman, Edith Chapman, Robert Cain

Famous Players Film Company production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Frances Marion, from a screen story by Frances Marion. Cinematography by H.J. Siddons (Herbert J. Siddons). / © 30 August 1915 by Famous Players-Mary Pickford Company [LU6222]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Originally filmed under the direction of Dwan, the film was completed in August 1915, and was scheduled to premiere on 6 September 1915. The original camera negatives were destroyed before general release on 11 September 1915 in the Famous Players’ New York studio fire. The film was remade late in 1915, as The Foundling (1916), with John B. O’Brien directing.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1466.

Survival status: The film is known to be lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 19 September 2008.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1466; Eyman-Pickford pp. 79, 329; Tarbox-Lost p. 247 : Website-IMDb.

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