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  Lon Chaney (center).
Photograph: The Estate of George Chaney;
courtesy Jon Mirsalis at
The Restless Spirit
(1913) American
B&W : Three reels
Directed by Allan Dwan

Cast: J. Warren Kerrigan [the husband], Pauline Bush [the wife], Jessalyn Van Trump [the woman], William Worthington [the stranger], George Periolat, Lon Chaney [a Russian count; and a warrior in a fantasy sequence]

Victor Film Company production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Allan Dwan, from the poem “Elegy Written in a Churchyard” by Thomas Gray. Cinematography by Walter Prichard. / Released 27 October 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Working title: Paths of Glory. Universal production number 0199. One of the film’s sequences features 25 in-camera dissolves without edits. Chaney appears uncredited.


Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 10 September 2014.

References: Blake-Films pp. 4-5; Bogdanovich-Dwan pp. 6, 30; Brownlow-Parade pp. 220, 580 : Website-Chaney; Website-IMDb.

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