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The Seven Pearls
(1917) American
B&W : Serial / 15 reels
Directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Donald MacKenzie

Cast: Mollie King [Ilma], Creighton Hale [Harry], Floyd Buckley, Leon Bary, Henry G. Sell, John J. Dunn

Astra Film Corporation production; distributed by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated. / Scenario by Charles W. Goddard, from a screen story by Charles W. Goddard. / 15 episodes (one reel each): [6] “The Abandoned Mine,” released 26 October 1917; [11] “Gems of Jeopardy,” © 1917 by Pathé Exchange, Incorporated (Astra Film Corporation, author) [LU11661]. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The main villain’s character name was Perry Mason! Dawson City recovery film numbers 508 (episode 11, reel 1) and 278 (episode 11, reel 2).


Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive (Public Archives of Canada/Dawson City collection) [fragmentary 35mm fine-grain duplicate negative (episode 11, 1328 feet, [reel 1] duplicated 1983, FPE 3914, [reel 2] duplicated 1983, FPE 3915), fragmentary 35mm fine-grain reference positive (episode 11, 1328 feet, [reel 1] struck 1983, FEB 8917, [reel 2] struck 1983, FEB 8918)].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Serials

Listing updated: 14 April 2010.

References: Braff-Short n. 2; Lahue-Continued pp. 51, 182-183, 288 : Website-IMDb; Website-LoC; Website-SerSq.

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