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Ghosts (1915)

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Credited cast:
Henry B. Walthall ... Captain Arling / Oswald (as Henry Walthall)
Mary Alden ... Helen Arling
Loretta Blake Loretta Blake ... Regina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Juanita Archer Juanita Archer ... Johanna
Monte Blue ... Bohemian in Paris
John Emerson John Emerson
Al W. Filson Al W. Filson ... Family Doctor
Karl Formes Karl Formes ... Henrik Ibsen
Chandler House Chandler House ... Oswald as a Boy
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson ... Johanna's Unseeing Husband
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Curse See more »

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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

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1.33 : 1
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A print of the film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection. See more »

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Version of Gengångare (1989) See more »

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Good Silent
27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Ghosts (1915)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

This early feature film was advertised under the tagline: One of the first authentic horror movies! but this plays more as melodrama today and contains very little of what we'd think of horror. Henry B. Walthall plays a rich writer who comes down with syphilis due to his partying ways. This disease eventually kills his wife and slowly begins to take away the writers mind, which leads him to madness. This film was produced by D.W. Griffith but one only wishes that the director actually directed the film but he was off promoting The Birth of a Nation so it's doubtful he spent much time as producer on this either. The main thing worth watching is the performance by Walthall who really was one of the first great actors. He's slow decent into madness comes off very well. The supporting players aren't as impressive but Al W. Filson is also good as the doctor who tries to warn the writer of his ways. Erich von Stroheim did the costumes and also does a cameo but I couldn't spot him.


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