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Purity
(1916) American
B&W : Seven reels
Directed by Rea Berger

Cast: Audrey Munson [Purity / Virtue], Nigel de Brulier [Thornton Darcy], Alfred Hollingsworth [Claude Lamarque], William A. Carroll [Evil / Luston Black, a voluptuary], Eugenie Forde [Judith Lure], Clarence Burton [the publisher], Nela Drinkwitz [a model], Molly Shafer [the landlady], Marie Van Tassell [Truth], Ellen Howard [Love], Mary Dunham [Music], [?] Alice Anaroni or Alice Ann Rooney? [Drama], Hazel West [Art], Nell Franzen [the maiden], Wallace MacDonald [the youth], Ashton Dearholt [the shepherd]

American Film Manufacturing Company production; distributed by Mutual Film Corporation [Mutual Masterpictures deLuxe]. / Scenario by Clifford Howard. Art direction by Edward Langley. Dance direction by Geneva Driscoll. Cinematography by Robert V. Phelan. / Released [?] 13 or 17? July 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists in the Centre Nation de la Cinematographie film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Artists - Artist studios - Nudity

Listing updated: 12 June 2009.

References: Brownlow-Behind pp. 7, 29; Thompson-Lost pp. 36-43 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by David Gasten and Frank Thompson.

 
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