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Poor Jake’s Demise
(1913) American
B&W : One reel
Directed by Allen Curtis

Cast: Max Asher [Jake Schultz], Daisy Small [Mrs. Schultz], Lon Chaney [the dude], Louise Fazenda [the servant]

Independent Moving Pictures Company, Incorporated [IMP] production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Released [?] 9 or 16? August 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Chaney’s first screen credit. Possibly Fazenda’s film debut. Universal production number 0006. [?] Blake-Films p. 1 and Website-IMDb list the release date as 16 August 1913, which may have been delayed from an announced release date of 9 August 1913. A fragment of the film featuring Chaney and Fazenda was recovered in May 2006 in England, and restored by Lobster Films, Paris, and the Haghefilm Laboratory of Amsterdam. [?] Website-Chaney reports that a print survives in a private film collection.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in Blake-Films p. 1.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost : A fragment of the film survives in the Lobster Films film collection; a print may survive in a private film collection.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Communication: Telephones - Infidelity - Jealousy - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen

Listing updated: 10 September 2014.

References: Blake-Films p. 1; Edmonds-BigU p. 70; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 75 : Website-Chaney; Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Michael F. Blake.

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