The Legend of the Lighthouse (1909)

La légende des phares (original title)
The first scene represents the beach of the Gulf of Death in the early morning after a fearful tempest, which has wrecked a vessel and thrown the cargo and many bodies upon the sands. ... See full summary »

Director:

Louis Feuillade

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Cast

Cast overview:
Renée Carl
Christiane Mandelys Christiane Mandelys
Alice Tissot Alice Tissot
Maurice Vinot Maurice Vinot
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The first scene represents the beach of the Gulf of Death in the early morning after a fearful tempest, which has wrecked a vessel and thrown the cargo and many bodies upon the sands. Moving about among them is shown a ghoul in the person of an old woman, who searches the pockets of the dead, strips the rings from their fingers and the jewelry from their clothing. This booty she carefully conceals in her dress and makes her way up the steep cliffs to her home, an artistic little place in the midst of a beautiful garden. Once within the little building she spreads her ill-gotten gains upon the table, while she secures from her closet a bag of similar wealth which she has obtained from other wrecks. While she is gloating over the jewels, her son, a sturdy and clean-cut young fisherman, enters the room. At first he does not quite understand this suddenly acquired treasure, but after a moment's consideration he knows from whence it came. He remonstrates with his mother, telling her that ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

22 September 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with Dropped from the Clouds (1909). See more »

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