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CLIFFHANGER SERIAL ANTHOLOGY DVDs

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The Wharton
Serials Collection

Featuring Pearl White, Grace Darling, Harry Fox, Jean Sothern, Howard Estabrook, Warner Oland, Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Burr MacIntosh, and guest stars Lionel Atwill, Olive Thomas, and Oliver Hardy

27+ Episodes of serials shot at the Wharton Studio in Ithaca, New York, 1914-1917 restored and newly titled, with further digital cleanup and musical scores by Eric Stedman. Historical Consultant on this series was Terry Harbin of Ithaca, NY

--New song recordings by
Laura Bowman and Kate Huston
--"Beatrice Fairfax" documentary written by Raymond William Stedman

Includes upgraded editions of all the serials and chapters listed below, including new content not available in previous editions, upgraded opening titles and intertitles, cast lists, ending of "Billy's Romance," new reconstruction of "The Missing Watchman, new 18-minute reconstruction of Episodes 1-6 of The Mysteries of Myra, new restorations of a Romance of Elaine episode and two episodes of The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford, one from 1915 featuring Oliver Hardy.

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THE WHARTON SERIALS DVD COLLECTION
CONTENTS


DISK 1

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THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE (1914)
Cliffhanger serial about foreign spies after a new torpedo invention, opposed by Craig Kennedy, scientific detective and adventurous Elaine Dodge
PEARL WHITE as Elaine Dodge
LIONEL BARRYMORE as Marcus DelMar
CREIGHTON HALE as Walter Jameson


INTRODUCTION & Ch. 3 THE VANISHING MAN
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THE NEW ADVENTURES OF J. RUFUS WALLINGFORD (1915)
Comedy series in which two rich guy swindle back other swindlers who have stolen money from two of their lady friends
BURR McINTOSH as J. Rufus Wallingford
MAX FIGMAN as Blackie Daw
LOLITA ROBERTSON as Violet Warden
FRANCES WHITE as Fanny Warden

EPISODE 5: THE LILAC SPLASH 20:54
ALLAN MURNANE as Andre Perigourd
OLIVER HARDY as the Burglar

ELSIE BAKER as a Model

EPISODE 7: THE BANG SUN ENGINE (Reel 1 only) 15:16
EDWARD O'CONNOR as Onion Jones
DICK BENNARD as Sam Hill
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THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA (1916)
Groundbreaking and influential serial which introduced the "realistic" approach to the occult and paranormal to motion pictures
JEAN SOTHERN as Myra Maynard
HOWARD ESTABROOK as Dr. Payson Alden
MIKE RALE as the Master of the Black Order
ALLAN MURNANE as Arthur Varney
SHINO MURI as Prof. Haji
BESSIE WHARTON as Mrs. Maynard
LEROY BAKER as Willis, the Butler

EPISODES 1-6 RECONSTRUCTION 18:52
EPISODE 12: THE ELIXIR OF YOUTH 13:57
EPISODE 15: THE THOUGHT MONSTER 20:41

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.BEATRICE FAIRFAX (1916)
The original "girl reporter" series in which advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist and her animated and adventurous fellow reporter Jimmy investigate problems and crimes brought to her attention in letters
GRACE DARLING as Beatrice Fairfax (Ep. 1-11, 13-15)
HARRY FOX as Jimmy Barton
WARNER OLAND as the Police Commissioner

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INTRODUCTION 8:14

EPISODE 1: THE MISSING WATCHMAN 4:09
ELAINE HAMMERSTEIN as Mary Ryan
ELSIE BAKER as the Other Woman
GEORGE CONNOR as George McCabe/Sam deFargo
WILLIAM R. HEARST as Himself
ARTHUR BRISBANE as Himself


EPISODE 2: THE JEALOUS WIFE (View Video) 27:07
OTTO HAHN as Arturo Bocetti
ELSIE BAKER as Marie Bocetti
DICK BENNARD as Black Hand Spy
JOSEPH COLBURN as Organ Grinder
JAMES GORDON as Bartender

EPISODE 3: BILLY'S ROMANCE 30:06
Billy Dean Schuyler JOHN SULLIVAN
Jean Merton JEANNIE PARKER
Pete Raven F. W. STEWART
Mrs. Raven BESSIE WHARTON
Judge Merton EDGAR L. DAVENPORT
Police Commissoner WARNER OLAND
Blind Man JOSEPH COLBURN

EPISODE 4: THE STONE GOD 29:56
Christopher McRay JAMES GORDON
Dorothy BETTY HOWE
Shara Ali MIKE RALE
Donald Jordan NIGEL BARRIE
Indian at Hotel Desk HARRY CARR
Waiter DICK BENNARD
Police Commissioner WARNER OLAND
Indian Man JAMES COLBURN
Bellhops GUS & LEONARD REULEIN

EPISODE 5: MIMOSA SAN 29:23
Mimosa San YUMIKO NAGAHARA
Hako Satsu FRANK HONDA
Anna Cortez ELSIE BAKER
Brayton LEROY BAKER

EPISODE 6 THE FORBIDDEN ROOM 29:05
Jean Moore BETTY HOWE
John Miles GEORGE CONNOR
Counterfeiter UNKNOWN MAN

Man in Store MALCOLM HEAD
Editor F. W. STEWART

Soda Clerk LEVI BACON

EPISODE 7: A NAME FOR A BABY 28:24
Madge Minturn MARY CRANSTON
Waldo Conley ALLAN MURNANE
Margaret Wilson BETTY HOWE
The Outcast ROBIN TOWNLEY
Waldo's Father THE MEAN OLD MAN

EPISODE 8: AT THE AINSLEY BALL 24:27
Martha Ainsley MAY HOPKINS
Robert Wells ALLAN MURNANE
Martha's Mother BESSIE WHARTON

EPISODE 9: OUTSIDE THE LAW 26:20
Madeline Grey MAY HOPKINS
Simeon Gold THE MEAN OLD MAN
Man in Office MALCOLM HEAD
Housekeeper ELSIE BAKER

EPISODE 10: PLAY BALL! 25:36
Bert Kerrigan NIGEL BARRIE
Rita Malone OLIVE THOMAS
Martin O'Day, Gambler THE MEAN OLD MAN
Rita's Mother BESSIE WHARTON

EPISODE 11: THE WAGES OF SIN 30:17
Jane Hamlin BETTY HOWE
The Safe-cracker OTTO HAHN
The Deceptive Lover NIGEL BARRIE

EPISODE 12: CURIOSITY 25:48
Beatrice Fairfax MAY HOPKINS
Gladys Hanson EVELYN FARRIS

Martin Hanson NIGEL BARRIE
Crook in Derby Hat GEORGE CONNOR


EPISODE 13: THE RINGER 23: 58
Cutie Brown CIRCUS FAT LADY
Midget UNKNOWN
Man in Cell GEORGE CONNOR
Card Trick Victim DICK BENNARD

Sheriff MALCOLM HEAD
Circus Lady in Tent ELSIE BAKER


EPISODE 14: THE HIDDEN MENACE 29:42
Alice Masters BETTY HOWE
David WELLINGTON PLAYTER
Mr. Harvey THE MEAN OLD MAN

James Wells DICK STEWART

EPISODE 15: WRISTWATCHES 25:11
Dorothy Dane EVELYN FARRIS
Donald Dane EDGAR L. DAVENPORT
Clinton Harding WELLINGTON PLAYTER

BEATRICE FAIRFAX CURTAIN CALL 7:06
Accompanied by Harry Fox


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PATRIA (1917)
Baron Huroki, a master spy, prepares for an invasion of New York by the Japanese, and the daughter of the owner of a munitions factory prepares to defend the country against him
Patria Channing IRENE CASTLE
Donald Parr MILTON SILLS
Baron Huroki WARNER OLAND
Kato MIKE RALE
Senor DeLima GEORGE MARJERONI
Fanny Adair DOROTHY GREEN

EPISODES 1/2: THE LAST OF THE FIGHTING CHANNINGS/TREASURE 18:42
EPISODE 3: WINGED MILLIONS 16:21
EPISODE 4: DOUBLE-CROSSED 13:35
EPISODE 10: WAR IN THE DOORYARD 20:40
PATRIA SLIDESHOW 6:30

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THE EAGLE'S EYE (1918)
WWI-era propaganda serial depicted the Germans sinking the Lusitania then wreaking havoc in multiple sinister ways in the US.
Featuring KING BAGGOT and MARGUERITE SNOW
SLIDESHOW 7:00

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.THE WHARTON STUDIO In Ithaca, NY

Note: the "Mean Old Man" is an actor that appeared in multiple episodes of mostly the BEATRICE FAIRFAX series, playing mostly villains, who remains unidentified; we are still trying to find his name!

CLICK HERE to order IF WOMEN ONLY KNEW, the last silent feature filmed in Ithaca.

This title is being prepared for release in Blu-Ray format.