The Ghosts of Yesterday (1918)

After his wife/model has died of starvation with her portrait unfinished, an impoverished artist meets another woman with a striking resemblance to her.

Director:

Charles Miller

Writers:

Mildred Considine (scenario), Rupert Hughes (play)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Norma Talmadge ... Ruth Graham / Jeanne La Fleur
Eugene O'Brien ... Howard Marston
Stuart Holmes ... Count Pascal de Fondras
John Daly Murphy John Daly Murphy ... Duc de Lissac
Henry Hebert ... Roger Stearns (as Henry J. Hebert)
Ida Darling Ida Darling ... Mrs. Whitaker
Blanche Douglas Blanche Douglas ... Marie Calleaux

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Storyline

An impoverished artist uses his own wife as a model, but before e can complete the painting, she dies of malnutrition. The portrait remains unfinished until he comes across another woman who bears a striking resemblance to his dead wife. He asks her to help him finish the picture and she falls in love, but is jealous of the love he still feels for her. After she leaves him, she learns that he has gone blind. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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It was only an intimate thing of paint and canvas but it was the "ghost of yesterday" that stood between her and the man she loved. Emotions surging to the surface- a few rapid strokes of the knife- and the thing was done. (Print Ad- Warsaw Daily Times and Northern Indianian ((Warsaw Ind)) 6 May 1921)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Four out of six reels of this film survive. The last two reels are missing in their entirety, but some fragments of reel six survive. All of this material exists in the Library of Congress, Washington D.C. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Two Women See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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