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Gloria’s Romance
(1916) American
B&W : Serial / 40 reels
Directed by Walter Edwin and Colin Campbell

Cast: Billie Burke [Gloria Stafford], Henry Kolker [Doctor Stephen Royce], David Powell [Richard Freneau], William Roselle [David Stafford, Gloria’s brother], Frank Belcher [Frank Mulry, Frenau’s partner], William T. Carleton [Pierpoint Stafford], Jule Power [Lois Freeman, Judge Freeman’s daughter], Henry Weaver [Judge Freeman], Frank McGlynn (Sr.) [Gideon Trask], Helen Hart [Nell Trask], Maxfield Moree [Staff Casimir], Maurice Steuart, Rapley Holmes [Chooey McFadden], Adelaide Hastings [Gloria’s governess], Ralph Bunker, Henry Hallam, Lillian Beck, Elizabeth Patterson Dial (Patterson Dial), Richard Barthelmess [extra]

[?] Randolph Film Corporation or Kleine Productions, Incorporated? production; distributed by [?] George Kleine through K-E-S-E Service? / Produced by George Kleine. Scenario by Rupert Hughes and Mrs. Rupert Hughes, from a screen story by Rupert Hughes and Mrs. Rupert Hughes. Costume design by Lucille (Lady Duff Gordon), Henri Bendel and Balcom. Cinematography by Sidney Hickox. Original music score by Jerome Kern. Presented by George Kleine. / 20 episodes (two reels each): [1] “Lost in the Everglades,” released 22 May 1916; [7] “The Harvest of Sin,” released 1916; [8] “The Mesh of Mystery,” released 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Burke was paid $150,000 to do the serial. Kern conducted the orchestra at the New York premiere. Barthelmess’s film debut.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 1 December 2010.

References: Katchmer-Eighty pp. 16, 18; Lahue-Continued pp. 47, 169, 285; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 24; Stedman-Serials p. 37; Tarbox-Lost p. 227 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

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