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|The Hope Chest|
|Directed by||Elmer Clifton|
|Written by||M.M. Stearns (scenario)|
|Based on||The Hope Chest|
by Mark Lee Luther
Sam De Grasse
John W. Leezer
New Art Film Company
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures / Artcraft|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Hope Chest is an American silent comedy drama film released in 1918, starring Dorothy Gish. The film was directed by Elmer Clifton and based on a serialized story (and later novel) by Mark Lee Luther, originally published in Woman's Home Companion. It is not known whether the film currently survives.
Sheila Moore (Gish) takes a job at a candy store to support her father, an out-of-work vaudevillian. She attracts the romantic attentions of the store owner's son Tom (Barthalmess) and marries him, incurring the wrath of Tom's parents.
The Hope Chest was shot in Los Angeles, with production wrapping in late-September, 1918.
The first screenings of The Hope Chest in New Zealand appear to have been in Wellington, where it played simultaneously in two theaters in August, 1919. The film played at the Strand Theatre in Christchurch in early September, 1919.
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Hope Chest at silentera.com
- News of the Movies The Star. Issue 12483. 23 November 1918. p 3. Retrieved 15 January 2016
- Pictures and Music!. The Evening Post. Volume XCVIII. Issue 33. 8 August 1919. p 2. Retrieved 16 January 2016
- Amusements, Etc. The Star. Issue 12738. 6 September 1919. p 1. Retrieved 15 January 2016
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