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The Strange Story of Sylvia Gray (1914)

Vain and ashamed of their poverty, Sylvia Gray, wife of Henry Gray, an unsuccessful playwright, elopes with Lennox, a wealthy young man, taking her daughter, "Silvery," with her. The child ... See full summary »

Director:

Charles L. Gaskill

Writer:

Charles L. Gaskill (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Helen Gardner ... Sylvia Gray / Silvery
Charles Kent ... Henry Gray
Mary Charleson ... Margy
Charles Eldridge ... Uncle Adam
Gladden James ... Mr. Lennox
Arthur Ashley ... Vanveldt (as Arthur H. Ashley)
Charles Dietz Charles Dietz ... Dr. Frankenstein
Evelyn Dumo Evelyn Dumo ... Vivette
Phyllis Grey Phyllis Grey ... Lucy Reynolds
Edward Elkas ... Mr. Cohen
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Vain and ashamed of their poverty, Sylvia Gray, wife of Henry Gray, an unsuccessful playwright, elopes with Lennox, a wealthy young man, taking her daughter, "Silvery," with her. The child is later taken away by Margy, an old servant, and brought up in another city. Lennox deserts Sylvia and she goes partly insane, finally killing him. Her daughter, "Silvery," becomes an artist's model and falls in love with Vanveldt, her employer. Meeting Frankenstein, a hypnotist, whose wife, Vivette, is intensely jealous of him, "Silvery" falls under his influence. Meanwhile, Sylvia returns to Gray and finds he has become blind, with no recollection of the past. She uses her utmost endeavors to make reparation for the past in caring for him, and gradually his memory returns. He remembers he has received a large sum of money for one of his plays and hidden it. They find it and Frankenstein, who learns of the recovery of the treasure, forces "Silvery," while under his power, to rob the old man. She ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sylvia Gray See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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