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The Perils of Pauline
(1914) American
B&W : Serial / 40 reels
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Donald MacKenzie

Cast: Pearl White [Pauline], Crane Wilbur [Harry Marvin], Paul Panzer [Koerner / Raymond Owen], Edward José [Sanford Marvin], Francis Carlisle (Francis Carlyle) [Hicks, Owen’s henchman], Clifford Bruce [the gypsy leader], Donald MacKenzie [‘Blinky Bill’], Jack Standing [Ensign Summers], Eleanor Woodruff [Lucille], Leroy Baker, Louise Du Pre, Oscar Nye, Sam Ryan, Louis J. Gasnier, Joe Cuny, Charles ‘Pitch’ Rebada, Frenk Redman, Floyd Buckley, Milton Berle [child], Bobbie Arnst, Sidney Blackmer, Grace Darling, Chief Thunderbird, Meridel Le Sueur [Pearl White’s fencing stand-in], Harry Duso [horseriding stuntman]

The Eclectic Film Company production; distributed by The General Film Company, Incorporated. / Scenarios by George B. Seitz and Bertram Millhauser, from a screen story by Charles W. Goddard. Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller and Harry Wood. / Premiered 23 March 1914 at Loew’s Broadway Theatre in New York, New York. 20 episodes (two reels each): [1] “Through Air and Fire,” released 23 March 1914; [2] “The Goddess of the Far East”; [3] “The Pirate’s Treasure”; [5] “The Aerial Wire”; [6] “The Broken Wing”; [7] “A Tragic Plunge”; [8] “The Reptile Under the Flowers”; [9] “The Floating Coffin.” Other episode titles: “Trial By Fire.” / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Gasnier directed the first ten episodes, MacKenzie the remainder.

Drama.

Survival status: Incomplete prints exist in the Lilly Library of Indiana University [16mm reduction positives (episodes 1-3 and 5-9)]; the episode entitled “The Deadly Turning” still exists; some episodes are presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Barrooms - Boats - Sailors - Serials - Water

Listing updated: 7 May 2016.

References: Ball-Shakespeare pp. 41, 389; Bardèche-History pp. 69; Bohn-Light p. xix; Edmonds-BigU p. 37; Everson-American pp. 86e, 369; Everson-Detective p. 24; Fell-History p. 89; Gallagher-Ford p. 8; Lahue-Bound pp. 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 59, 77, 81; Lahue-Collecting pp. 22, 42, 50; Lahue-Continued pp. 8-9, 10-12, 13-14, 27, 28, 30a, 159, 287; Lahue-World pp. 52, 92; Leish-Cinema pp. 30, 31; Manchel-Terrors p. 8; Menefee-Bernhardt p. 95; Robinson-Palace pp. 142, 143; Sinyard-Silent pp. 41, 58, 59; Stedman-Serials pp. 11, 12-14, 17; Tarbox-Lost pp. 155, 157, 163; Webb-Hollywood p. 17 : ClasIm-226 p. 43 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq : with additional information provided by Theresa LeBaron.

Home video: DVD.

 
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