The Wicked Darling
B&W : Six reels
Directed by Tod Browning
Cast: Priscilla Dean [Mary Stevens, ‘The Gutter Rose’], Lon Chaney [‘Stoop’ Conners], Wellington Playter [Kent Mortimer], Gertrude Astor [Adele Hoyt], Spottiswoode Aitken [‘Uncle’ Pete Fadem], Kalla Pascha [the bartender], [?] ? [the piano player], [?] ? [the landlady]
The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, production; distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Harvey Gates, from the screen story “The Moth” by Evelyn Campbell. Cinematography by Alfred Gosden. / © 3 February 1919 by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated [LP13356]. Released [?] 3 or 24? February 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working titles: The Gutter Rose, The Rose of the Dark and The Rose of the Night. Chaney and Browning’s first film together. [?] Some sources credit Waldemar Young with the scenario. A slightly abbreviated and moderately damaged 35mm nitrate print of the film was recovered in the Netherlands in the 1990s. An English-language restoration (of the intertitles retranslated back into English) was supervised by Rusty Casselton and Ted Larson.
Synopsis: Synopsis available in Hirschhorn-Universal p. 31.
Survival status: Print exists in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive [slightly-abridged Dutch-language 35mm nitrate positive].
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Crime: Theft - Criminals: Gangsters - Faucets (Sink) - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen - Medical: Doctors - Prostitutes - Saloons - Transportation: Automobiles, Taxis - Weapons: Guns
Listing updated: 14 March 2012.
References: Film viewing : Blake-Films p. xv; Edmonds-BigU pp. 96, 98; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 31; Spehr-American p. 100; Vermilye-Twenties p. 49; Weaver-Twenty pp. 28, 76 : ClasIm-298 p. 18 : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.