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The Woman on the Index

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The Woman on the Index
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Directed byHobart Henley
Written byLillian Trimble Bradley (play)
George Broadhurst (play)
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
CinematographyEdward Gheller
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
February 23, 1919
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Woman on the Index is a lost[1] 1919 American silent drama film directed by Hobart Henley and starring Pauline Frederick and her then husband playwright Willard Mack. It was Frederick's first film at Goldwyn Pictures after coming over from Paramount. It is based on a 1918 Broadway play, The Woman on the Index, that starred Julia Dean.[2][3][4]

Plot

As described in a film magazine,[5] Sylvia Martin's (Frederick) past is that of despair. Turned out of an unhappy home, she becomes the wife of a handsome and manly type of crook. However, before the marriage can be consummated, he kills himself to avoid arrest. Sylvia is put on trial for murder and acquitted, but her name is recorded in a police index that falls into the hands of Hugo Declasse (Mack), an astute agent of the Bolsheviki. He pursues the wife, but she is also compelled to lend herself to the schemes of a secret service officer. She through her cleverness obtains documents held in the rooms of Declasse. In the end, she is returned to the arms of a forgiving and adoring husband.

Cast

References

  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Woman on the Index
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Woman on the Index
  3. ^ The Woman on the Index, play, 48th Street Theatre August 29-October 1918; 52 performances; IBDb.com
  4. ^ The Woman on the Index at The Pauline Frederick Website by Greta De Groat
  5. ^ Harrison, Louis Reeves (April 5, 1919). "Reviews and Advertising Aids: The Woman on the Index". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 40 (1): 121–22. Retrieved 2014-08-21.


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