The Mystery of the Haunted Hotel (1913)

At the seashore resort they called it "the haunted hotel," and explained that since the death of the proprietor's wife, who was drowned at sea. Her spirit had walked the sands each night. ... See full summary »

Director:

Carl Gregory (as Carl L. Gregory)

Writer:

Lloyd Lonergan (as Lloyd F. Lonergan)
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Cast

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William Russell ... The Hotelkeeper
Florence La Badie
Harry Benham
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At the seashore resort they called it "the haunted hotel," and explained that since the death of the proprietor's wife, who was drowned at sea. Her spirit had walked the sands each night. True or false, the story had ruined the place, and for years it had been closed and was fast falling to ruins. The proprietor lived there with his daughter, but he was practically bankrupt, and it was whispered that he would soon be turned out for non-payment of his taxes. A young physician came to the resort to visit his sister, and hearing of the haunted hotel, decided, out of curiosity to investigate. He was greatly taken with the broken-down owner, and listened with sympathy to his story of misfortune. When the doctor came away, he vowed that he would devote part of his time seeking to solve the mystery of the haunted hotel, and by good luck he succeeded in doing so. The "ghost" was unmasked, but she was not punished. The innkeeper's daughter was the "spirit," and her mind had been unhinged by ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lacks dramatic effect
9 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This story, while well enough photographed, lacks dramatic effect and without this is not very successful for a story of its kind. The manner in which the young doctor restores the girl sleep walker to health makes a pretty love story, but the ending was abrupt. - The Moving Picture World, October 25, 1913


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