and Review below Pictures
Photocopy hand-colored by Eric Tudor to match
Click here to read the
How and why Wright got into the movie business
Which movies were actually based on his
Which were based on stories he had never even
seen and quickly despised.
||In the A. K. Smiley Library in Redlands, CA is this
four-panel brochure advertising the
premier of this movie,
November 9-11, 1916. The picture on the left is the front,
is the back, and the picture above, in
black and white, is the inside.
||This is a 6-sheet movie poster recently
purchased by Robert Lewis. Obviously this picture is pasted
together from several photos. I hope Robert will send better
photo in the near future.
||Photo courtesy of Dave Lewis (Not Dave Hadsell or
Reviews: A Variety critic says the
movie "is scenically, one of the most sensationally effective
features ever offered to the public." But he concludes the
review by quoting an industry icon who suggests that in spite of the
beautiful scenery, he wouldn't pay one-fourth the $100,000 he figures
the movie probably cost. The reviewer gives us little idea of what
the story of the film is because none was apparent to him.
"To anyone who has not
read the book," he says, "all attempts to follow the 'story' are impossible.
. . .when it is all over you have
a hazy conception of a sweet little girl who plays a violin, a hero who
paints pictures, a villain who endeavors to ravish the heroine and a
villainess who is equally unsuccessful in her lecherous designs on the
A much more positive review of the movie appeared
in the Redlands Daily Review the day after the movie premiered in
that city on November 9, 1916. Click
here to read the entire review. This review was obviously
written by someone very familiar with the book.
Another review of this movie appeared in Film
Daily, July 7, 1918, but I have not yet obtained a copy.
Release: Clune Film Producing Company
(1916). Distributed by States
Rights. Directed by Donald
Crisp. Story by Harold Bell Wright. 10 Reels.