A murderer is haunted by the spirit of his victim.


George Lessey


Henry Irving (play) (as Sir Henry Irving), Edgar Allan Poe (poem)


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Cast overview:
May Abbey ... Lucy Martin
Robert Brower ... Lucy's Father
Mrs. William Bechtel Mrs. William Bechtel ... Lucy's Mother
Augustus Phillips ... Roland Waters - Lucy's Sweetheart
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Leo Noakes - The Father's Choice (as Frank McGlynn)


At the express wish of her father, Lucy Martin marries Leo Noakes, a stingy man and one twice her age. When they are at church one Sunday a fire breaks out and everybody manages to escape with the exception of Lucy, her husband and her former sweetheart, Walter. While Noakes sinks tremblingly upon the floor, Walter seizes Lucy and brings her to safety. Regardless of his many burns, he dashes back into the roaring flames and drags out old Noakes, But upon investigation it is discovered that he is dead. Even though he had been cruel and harsh to her, Lucy bewails his loss. Some time after the obsequies Lucy succumbs to the wooing of her former sweetheart. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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murderer | ghost | based on play | See All (3) »


Short | Drama







Release Date:

26 July 1913 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Edison Company code for exhibitors: Vuesenoria. See more »

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Few Edisons have been weaker
14 October 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Few Edisons have been weaker than this country village story of love and heroics. The time is before the war and Poe's famous poem is dragged in (it certainly has nothing to do with the story) perhaps to make it seem poetical. Augustus Phillips, the hero, can do much more natural work than this; such melodramatic playing is not pleasing to the people any more. There is no illusion of danger in the burning church and no sincerity in the love making. George Lessey produced it. - The Moving Picture World, August 9, 1913

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