The Bells (1913) Poster

(I) (1913)

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Edward P. Sullivan gives us a forceful impersonation
deickemeyer28 July 2017
A powerful presentation, in two reels, of the drama played by Sir Henry Irving so many years. Edward P. Sullivan gives us a forceful impersonation of Mathias, the murderer of the Polish Jew. Fifteen years after the crime, committed on the night of a great blizzard, we see him haunted by the jingling sleigh bells. He dreams that he is tried and sentenced to hang for the murder and the great fear of the rope about his neck brings on his death. The scenes are dramatic and consistent and the atmosphere of the whole is effective. Irving Cummings plays Christian and Gertrude Robinson, Annette. A powerful offering. - The Moving Picture World, March 1, 1913
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Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Apfel
The-Lonely-Londoner17 September 2003
A year before Oscar Apfel enlisted the talents of Cecil B. DeMille in 'The Squaw Man', he was plying his trade by adapting Edgar Allan Poe's work for the screen. D.W. Griffith did the same which meant that Poe created a vocabulary for the silver screen, even if he was not interesting reading.
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