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The Perils of Pauline (1947)

Approved  |   |  Biography, Comedy  |  4 July 1947 (USA)
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The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

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Michael Farrington
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Mr. Timmy Timmons
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George 'Mac' McGuire
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Julia Gibbs
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Mr. Joe Gurt
William Farnum ...
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Paul Panzer ...
Drawing Room Gent
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Western Saloon Set Propman (as Snub Pollard)
James Finlayson ...
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Creighton Hale ...
Marcelled Leading Man
Hank Mann ...
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Francis McDonald ...
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Bert Roach ...
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Funloving Pearl White, working in a garment sweatshop, gets her big chance when she "opens" for a delayed Shakespeare play...with a comic vaudeville performance. Her brief stage career leads her into those "horrible" moving pictures, where she comes to love the chaotic world of silent movies, becoming queen of the serials. But the consequences of movie stardom may be more than her leading man can take Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Biography | Comedy

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4 July 1947 (USA)  »

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Los peligros de Paulina  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

There never was any scene with the heroine tied to railroad tracks in the original The Perils of Pauline (1914). The scene like that in this film is actually a recreation of a scene in a Keystone comedy called Teddy at the Throttle (1917). A similar scene also occurred in an earlier Keystone comedy called Barney Oldfield's Race for a Life (1913). See more »

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In real life, after sustaining a back injury as a result of an accident while filming The Perils of Pauline, Pearl White used a stunt-double, although this was never publicized until after he himself died as a result of an accident during the making of Plunder, at which time the truth came out, and Pearl retired from films and moved to Paris, where she died in 1938 as a result of a liver ailment, alcoholism and drugs. In the film, Pearl's accident occurs on the Paris stage after her film career was over, and we are led to believe that now, unable to walk, she lived happily ever after with her fictitious husband. See more »

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Poor Pauline
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Written by Charles McCarron and Raymond Walker
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MAINTAINS BETTY HUTTON'S REPUTATION FOR ENERGY
24 November 2000 | by (Mountain Mesa, California) – See all my reviews

Enthusiastically ambulating throughout this charming and funny story of silent-film Hollywood, Betty Hutton depicts a mythlike Pearl White, framed by fascinating shots of prototypical movie-making. A romantic plot involving Betty and her princely co-star, John Lund, is developed in a leisurely fashion until the rather frenetic ending. Hutton's singing is often spectacular, as with her opening number, and enjoyment is developed as the viewer identifies early stars in this fine example of 40's cinema.


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