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The Gold Bug (2009)

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A silent film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's immortal tale 'The Gold Bug.' The finding of a gold scarab beetle and Captain William Kidd's treasure map leads William Legrand into an obsessed delirium.

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Dr. Edgar A. Perry / Robert Culliford
Allan Joseph-Gentle ...
Jupiter / James Gilliam
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Virginia Legrand / Annabel Lee Bessop
Spike Carpenter ...
William Legrand / Captain William Kidd
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A silent film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's immortal tale 'The Gold Bug.' The finding of a gold scarab beetle and Captain William Kidd's treasure map leads William Legrand into an obsessed delirium.

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In the depths of silence, there is always one's [other] self.

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During production, several strange coincidences occurred: director Spike Carpenter attempted two separate newspaper crossword puzzles each with "Author of 'The Gold Bug'" as a question; a real gold-colored beetle appeared on the set of Legrand's cottage; and the Quedagh Merchant, a ship abandoned by Captain Kidd in 1699, was found by divers off Catalina Island. See more »

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When Legrand and Jupiter are walking along the beach before they find the gold bug, a speedboat can be seen on the water in the distance. See more »

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