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Esther Maitland
Nigel Barrie ...
Dick Ferguson
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Samuel Van Zile Janney
Adele Farrington ...
Mrs. Janney
Hayward Mack ...
Chapman Price
Christine Mayo ...
Mrs. Price
Peaches Jackson ...
Bebita
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The Girl in the Web (1920) -- Lost Silent ?
26 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

When Mrs. Chapman Price ( Christine Mayo ), the daughter of wealthy socialite Mrs. Janney, quarrels with her husband ( Hayward Mack ) over her mounting gambling debts, he packs his suitcase and moves out. Desperate to pay off her debts, Mrs. Price rifles her mother's safe but discovers that its contents are missing. The blame points to Chapman Price and Esther Maitland ( Blanche Sweet ), Mrs. Janney's private secretary. When the Price baby is kidnapped and held for ransom, Esther is suspected of that crime, too. Only Dick Ferguson ( Nigel Barrie ), a neighbour, believes in Esther's innocence. After several misadventures, Esther discovers that the kidnapping was perpetrated by the detective whom Mrs. Price hired to unravel the burglary, which was committed by Ferguson's servant. Thus cleared, Esther joins the man who believed in her, and the Prices are reconciled.

This 1920 silent mystery/drama was based on a novel and filmed by Jesse D. Hampton Productions, starring the beautiful silent screen actress, Blanche Sweet. The status of this film is listed as unknown, sadly suggesting it may now be a lost silent. Hopefully it survives for public viewing and a proper review.


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