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  Lillian Gish.
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The White Sister
Also known as {White Sisters}
(1923) American
B&W : 13 reels / 13,147 feet
Directed by Henry King

Cast: Lillian Gish [Angela Chiaromonte], Ronald Colman [Captain Giovanni Severi], Gail Kane [Marchesa diMola], J. Barney Sherry [Monsignor Saracinesca], Charles Lane [Prince Chiaromonte], Juliette la Violette [Madame Bernard], Signor Serena [Ugo Severi], Alfredo Bertone [Durand], Ramon Ibañez [Count del Ferice], Alfredo Martinelli [Alfredo]; Ida Carloni Talli, Giovanni Viccola, Antonio Barda, Giacomo D’Attino, Michele Gualdi, Giuseppe Pavoni, Francesco Socinus, Sheik Mahomet, James Abbé (James E. Abbé), Duncan Mansfield (W. Duncan Mansfield), Ferruccio Biancini

Inspiration Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Metro Pictures Corporation. / Adaptation (scenario) by George V. Hobart and Charles E. Whittaker, from the novel The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford (Francis Marion Crawford). Art direction by Robert M. Haas. Production manager, Joseph C. Boyle. Photographed (cinematography) by Roy Overbaugh, William Schurr and Fernando Risi. Stills photography by James Abbé (James E. Abbé). Titled (intertitles) by Will M. Ritchey and Don Bartlett. Edited by Duncan Mansfield (W. Duncan Mansfield). Music score by Joseph Carl Breil. Presented by Charles H. Duell Jr. / © 1923 by Inspiration Pictures, Incorporated. Premiered 5 September 1923 at 13,147 feet at the 44th Street Theatre in New York, New York. General release, April 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The production was shot on location in Rome and Naples, Italy. The film was cut to 10,055 feet (ten reels?) for national roadshow release in February 1924. The film was cut to ten reels (9361 feet) for general release in April 1924. New York general release premiere, 20 April 1924 at Capitol Theatre in New York, New York. The novel was previously filmed as The White Sister (1915).


Survival status: Print exists in the Museum of Modern Art film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Listing updated: 1 May 2010.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Bondanella-Hollywood p. 22; Brownlow-Parade pp. 107, 109-110, 112, 114, 513, 514; Higashi-Virgins pp. 15, 18, 25-26; Kerr-Silent pp. 8, 31; Lahue-Gentlemen pp. 61, 64; Limbacher-Feature p. 275; Quirk-Colman pp. 16, 37-41, 44, 47, 52; Smith-Colman pp. 8-10, 18-24, 27, 29, 30, 39, 45, 47, 48, 52, 79, 99, 234, 299; Sweeney-Coming p. 57; Vermilye-Twenties p. 57; Weaver-Twenty pp. 146, 452 : ClasIm-204 p. C6.

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