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The Whispering Chorus (1918)

 |  Drama  |  28 March 1918 (USA)
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John Trimble has embezzled and obtains another identity by having a mutilated body buried in his place. He is later arrested for murdering himself. During the trial his mother, before dying... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Raymond Hatton ...
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Jane Tremble
Edythe Chapman ...
Elliott Dexter ...
George Coggeswell
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Longshoreman
Guy Oliver ...
Chief McFarland
John Burton ...
Charles Barden
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F.P. Clumley
William H. Brown ...
Stauberry
James Neill ...
Channing
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Mocking Face
Walter Lynch ...
Evil Face
Edna Mae Cooper ...
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John Trimble has embezzled and obtains another identity by having a mutilated body buried in his place. He is later arrested for murdering himself. During the trial his mother, before dying from shock, asks him to keep his identity secret since his wife is now married to the Governor and expecting a child. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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28 March 1918 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le rachat suprême  »

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$72,500 (estimated)
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The wedding sequence in which George Coggeswell (Elliott Dexter) marries Jane Trimble (Kathlyn Williams) was staged at Christ Episcopal Church in Los Angeles. The best man was played by Paramount executive Charles Eyton, who was married to Kathlyn Williams in real life. According to Dexter, Eyton had to be persuaded to allow the use of the couple's actual wedding rings for the scene. See more »

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A Technical Advance by DeMille
5 March 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Although not a gripping storyline, DeMille raises eyebrows by use of double imagery, lighting, colour and special effects to demonstrate the psychological experiences of the protagonist and antagonist. Apart from its technical merit, there is nothing in the film from a literary or entertaining perspective.


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