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The Perils of Pauline (1914)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 23 March 1914 (USA)
Young Pauline is left a lot of money when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary has been named as her guardian until she marries, at which time she will officially take ... See full summary »

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Charles W. Goddard (screenplay), Basil Dickey (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pearl White ... Pauline Marvin
Crane Wilbur ... Harry Marvin
Paul Panzer ... Raymond Owen - aka Koerner (re-release)
Edward José Edward José ... Sanford Marvin - Pauline's Father
Francis Carlyle ... Hicks - Owen's Henchman
Clifford Bruce ... Gypsy Leader
Donald MacKenzie ... Blinky Bill - the Pirate
Jack Standing ... Ensign Summers
Eleanor Woodruff ... Lucille Sampson / Mlle. de Leongeon [Ch. 18]
Leroy Baker Leroy Baker
Louise Du Pre
Oscar Nye Oscar Nye
Sam J. Ryan ... Baskinelli (as Sam Ryan)
Louis J. Gasnier ... Louis J. Gasnier [Ch. 9]
Joe Cuny Joe Cuny
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Storyline

Young Pauline is left a lot of money when her wealthy uncle dies. However, her uncle's secretary has been named as her guardian until she marries, at which time she will officially take possession of her inheritance. Meanwhile, her "guardian" and his confederates constantly come up with schemes to get rid of Pauline so that he can get his hands on the money himself. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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The Eclectic Film Company's Great $25,000 Prize Photo-Play


Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les exploits d'Elaine See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pathé Frères See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Unlike other serials of the time, this one was not released with separate titles for each episode. See more »

Goofs

The present distributors of the DVD (Grapevine Video) have created new title credits for each episode, in which they state it was produced by the Eclectic Film Company. Actually, it was produced by the American branch of Pathe Freres, and was distributed (not produced) by Eclectic who handled the USA distribution of Pathe product at that time. See more »

Alternate Versions

The original 20 chapter 1914 US theatrical version was edited down and rearranged into a 9 chapter version and released in Europe in 1916. See more »

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The Silent Serial You Must See
10 February 2006 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

If you have to see only one silent serial, then this is the one you have to see. Not because it is clearly the best one -- although it's a lot of fun, there are others, such as Feuillade's LES VAMPIRES with as good or even better claims -- but simply because it is a ripsnorting bunch of fun, and, more importantly, the wellspring from which all other movie serials, that cinematic art more fully lost to its makers than the movie musical -- the spring from which all serials sprang. It has all the usual stuff of serials -- scary cliffhanging chapter ends, the intrepid hero and heroine, the awful, hissable villain, tearful deathbed scenes and a host of storied names: Pearl White, Crane Wilbur, Louis Gassnier, George Seitz..... who has not heard of The Perils of Pauline? And I will repeat in case you missed it: it's a lot of fun. In the original version it might not play well in one evening, but the only surviving version is the 9-chapter version that Pathe released in Europe in 1916, now available on DVD from Grapevine. The print they located is a bit battered, but complete and in a lovely colored print. Go to their website and order one. Watch it with some friends. You won't regret it.


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