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Life Without Soul (1915)

A young man gives life to a statue with disastrous results.

Director:

Joseph W. Smiley

Writers:

Jesse J. Goldburg, Mary Shelley (novel)
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Cast overview:
William W. Cohill William W. Cohill ... Dr. William Frawley
Percy Standing Percy Standing ... The Creation (as Percy Darrell Standing)
George De Carlton ... Frawley's Father
Lucy Cotton Lucy Cotton ... Elizabeth Lavenza
Pauline Curley ... Claudia Frawley
Jack Hopkins ... Henry Claridge
David McCauley David McCauley ... Victor Frawley as a Child
Violet De Biccari ... Elizabeth, as a Child
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A young man gives life to a statue with disastrous results.

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A photoplay embracing a theme never before attempted in cinematography, and stupendous in its execution! See more »

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Released with new footage by the Raver Film Corp. in March 1916. See more »

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Version of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Alive and kidding?
8 November 2017 | by kekseksaSee all my reviews

This is a remarkably circumstantial review of a film that all accounts seem to agree is lost although it is true that stills survive and a fairly full contemporary description. But from there, to talk of Standing's "standout performance" and how "much of the film drags".... I confess myself mystified If this curious Welshman knows something that nobody else knows he should perhaps reveal it to the world and not keep it to himself there in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It would be rather something to have rediscovered the first full-length feature version of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

The "stocky and coarse-featured" Mr. Standing was one of an incredibly distinguished family of British actors of whom the patriarch was his father Herbert. His brothers Jack, Guy, Herbert Jr, Aubrey and Wyndham were also actors, as were the grandchildren Kay Hammond, Guy Standing Jr., Joan and Jack Standing Jr. while the representative in the current generation is actor John Standing (properly Sir John Ronald Leon Standing, 4th Baronet), long well known to British theatre and television audiences but whom, despite the critics, cinema connoisseurs will know from Peter Greenaway's 1999 film 8½ Women (all mention of which is bizarrely missing from the Wikipedia article on the actor).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1915 (USA) See more »

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Dahlonega, Georgia, USA See more »

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