Monday, October 20, 2014

A Real, Old-Fashioned, Shake-the-House Thriller -- October 20, 2014

Moving Picture World, 03-October-1914

The Perils of Pauline was a big hit in 1914. The 20 chapter serial was not the first movie serial, but it was one of the big ones. It starred Pearl White, the first serial queen. The Eclectic Film Company distributed Pathé movies in the United States. The film exists only in a mutilated form, based on a copy exported to France. The subtitles had been translated into French, then translated back into English. Chapter Fourteen got good reviews.

Motography, 03-October-1914

This ad also mentions "Max Has the Boxing Fever," a Max Linder comedy. 

Motography, 03-October-1914
"Pauline's Perils Increase in Number." 

Motography, 17-October-1914
"Pauline Periled in Auto Race." 

Motography, 31-October-1914

"Owen is truly a dauntless villain." 

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