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Bertram Millhauser (scenario) &
Gilson Willets (novel)
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18 March 1917 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Mollie King ... Philippa Brewster
Léon Bary ... Peter Hale

Ralph Stuart ... Bridgey Bentley

Gladden James ... Dick Annersley
Theodore Friebus ... Jack Dunn

Robert Brower ... Herbert Brewster
Harry L. Fraser

Helene Chadwick

Clarine Seymour

Directed by
William Parke  (as William J. Parke)
Louis J. Gasnier (uncredited)
Writing credits
Bertram Millhauser  scenario &
Gilson Willets  novel "The Double Cross"

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350 min
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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In France this serial was condensed into nine chapters. CHAPTER TITLES: 1: L'inconnue du numéro 7;; 2: Rivalité; 3: Chacun son tour; 4: Un court-circuit; 5: Le reporter du Daily Observer; 6: Le bar de l'araignée verte; 7: Le krach; 8: Révélation; 9: Les deux jumelles.See more »


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Badly Preserved Silent Serial, 16 November 2015
Author: JLRMovieReviews from United States

The premise of this is MURDER and how the existence of a symbol, the double cross, plays into it. The double cross is shown on all caption stills, which hampers the reading of the words and the caption letters are too thick and/or bold to decipher and I would gladly shake anyone's hands who could sit through this long movie experience. One could make some semblance of understanding from what little one could make of it, but again frankly it really isn't worth it. In the scenes where people are reading letters or telegrams to them, again, it is all very faint and this makes the whole thing very hard to sit through for one hour, much less about six. "A Woman in Grey" was a great silent serial, and I meant to review that at the time, but where that grabbed you from the beginning with people you cared about, this mishmash with no cohesive captions makes time with a silent serial for escapism a serious workout and a serious waste of time. I do admit to not finishing this and encourage someone to prove me wrong. But please find a better preserved copy.

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