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  Elsie Ferguson (right).
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The Witness for the Defense
(1919) American
B&W : Five reels
Directed by George Fitzmaurice

Cast: Elsie Ferguson [Stella Derrick], Vernon Steel [Dick Hazelwood], Warner Oland [Captain Ballantyne], Wyndham Standing [Henry Thresk], George Fitzgerald [Wigney Derrick], J.H. Gilmore [Harold Hazelwood], Amelia Summerville [Margaret Pettifer], Cora Williams [Teresa Derrick], Blanche Standing [Mary Derrick], Leslie King [Baram Singh], Captain Charles Charles [Gardner], Mrs. Bryant [Gardner’s wife], E. Girardot [Richard Pettifer], Henry Warwick [lawyer]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation (Paramount Pictures Corporation) [A Paramount-Artcraft Special]. / Scenario by Ouida Bergère, from the play adaption The Witness for the Defense by A.E.W. Mason of the novel The Witness for the Defense by A.E.W. Mason. Art direction by William Cameron Menzies. Assistant director, William J. Scully. Cinematography by [?] Hal Young and/or Arthur C. Miller? / © 4 August 1919 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP14041]. Released 14 September 1919. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.


Survival status: Print exists in the Gosfilmofond film archive.

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Alcohol: Alcoholics - Birds - Crime: Blackmail - Domestics: Servants - Families: Father-daughter relationships - Hunters - India - Revenge - United Kingdom: England

Listing updated: 15 January 2007.

References: Balshofer-OneReel p. ? : Website-AFI.

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