Hazel and Jack are about to be married. At his death, Hazel's uncle, Howard Wild, has bequeathed to them as a wedding present a deed to the old Wild mansion. He leaves to each a key, ... See full summary »

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Pauline Bush ...
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William C. Dowlan ...
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Charles Manley ...
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Hazel and Jack are about to be married. At his death, Hazel's uncle, Howard Wild, has bequeathed to them as a wedding present a deed to the old Wild mansion. He leaves to each a key, believing in equal rights for man and woman. The gift recalls to Hazel and Jack the many happy hours they spent with the old man and how often he had acted as peacemaker in their childish quarrels. The wedding day approaches. A gossiping friend imparts to Hazel a bit of scandal, concerning Jack's name with that of another. They quarrel and Hazel, to avoid questions, decides to hide in the old Wild mansion till the scandal of the broken engagement at the eleventh hour blows over. Without Hazel's suspecting, Jack has followed her to Uncle Howard's country estate. Howard Wild, during his life, was not only famous as a collector of antiques, but also for his wine cellar. A couple of crooks seize their last chance to rob the place before the arrival of the bridal couple in a few days. Hazel arrives at the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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A Night of Thrills ( 1914 ) -- Lost Silent
3 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Howard Wild ( Charles Manley ), a kindly old gentleman, always acted as a peacemaker for his young niece Hazel ( Pauline Bush ) and her fiancé Jack ( William C. Dowlan ), and he bequeathed them his old mansion as a wedding gift. A few days before the wedding, Hazel hears some unpleasant gossip about Jack, they quarrel, and she flees to the mansion to be alone. While she is there, crooks arrive to rob the house and Hazel watches them, helpless and terrified. When they are not looking, she runs for the door, but just then Jack enters, and in the dark, thinking him another burglar, screams and faints. The burglars flee, thinking the house haunted. Jack revives Hazel, but they will still not patch up their misunderstanding until the ghost of Howard Wild appears before them and again acts as peacemaker. The two return home to be married.

This 1914 short drama/comedy was produced by the Rex Film Company and starred Pauline Bush, William C. Dowlan, Charles Manley and Lon Chaney. Sadly, A Night of Thrills now remains a lost film.


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