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The Serpent
(1916) American
B&W : [?] Five or Six? reels
Directed by Raoul A. Walsh (Raoul Walsh)

Cast: Theda Bara [Vania Lazar], Lillian Hathaway [Martza Lazar], James Marcus [Ivan Lazar], Charles Craig [Grand Duke Valanoff], Carl Harbaugh [Leo Valanoff], George Walsh [Andrey Sobi], Nan Carter [Erna Lachno], Marcel Morhange

Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Scenario by Raoul A. Walsh (Raoul Walsh), from the short story “The Wolf’s Claw” by Philip Bartholomae. Cinematography by Georges Benoit. Presented by William Fox. / © 23 January 1916 (at six reels) by William Fox [LP7479]. Released 23 January 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Carter’s film debut. The film may have been edited to five reels before release. The film was rereleased by Fox Film Corporation on 5 January 1919.


Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.3934.

Survival status: The film is presumed lost.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Listing updated: 8 December 2007.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.3934; Cooper-Dark pp. 116, 118; Higashi-Virgins p. 56.

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