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The Family Secret
(1924) American
B&W : Six reels / 5676 feet
Directed by William Seiter

Cast: Baby Peggy [Peggy Holmes], Gladys Hulette [Margaret Selfridge], Frank Currier [Simon Selfridge, her father], Lucy Beaumont [Abigail Selfridge, his sister], Edward Earle [Garry Holmes], Martin Turner [Uncle Mose, the Selfridge butler], Elizabeth Mackey [Aunt Mandy, the Selfridge cook], Martha Mattox [Nurse Sneed, Peggy’s nurse], Cesare Gravina [Tomaso Silvano], [?] ? [Margaret’s nurse], [?] ? [Selfridge’s chess partner]

Universal Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Universal Pictures Corporation [Universal-Jewel]. / Scenario by Lois Zellner, from the play adaptation The Burglar by Augustus Thomas of the novel Editha’s Burglar by Francis Hodgson Burnett. Art direction by E.E. Sheeley. Cinematography by John Stumar. Intertitles by Dwinelle Benthall. Edited by Ralph J. Dietrich. / © 4 June 1924 by Universal Pictures Corporation [LP20265]. Premiered circa 4 September 1924 in New York, New York. Released 28 September 1924. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm restoration negative, 35mm restoration positives]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Children - Convicts - Marriages (Secret)

Listing updated: 14 October 2015.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Edmonds-BigU p. 135; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 46 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

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