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The Sea Urchin
B&W : One reel
Directed by Edwin August
Cast: Jeanie Macpherson [the girl], Robert Z. Leonard [the boy], Lon Chaney [Barnacle Bill]
Powers Picture Plays production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Jeanie Macpherson. / Released 22 August 1913. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Universal production number 0101. Possibly Chaney’s first heavy-makeup role; he appears as a hunchback.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in Blake-Films p. 2.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Children: Orphans - Fights - Fishermen - Hunchbacks - Rescues - Shipwrecks - Weapons: Knives
Listing updated: 2 April 2009.
References: Blake-Films pp. 1-2; Edmonds-BigU pp. 70-71; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 75 : Website-Chaney.