The Price of Silence
B&W : Five reels
Directed by Joseph de Grasse
Cast: Dorothy Phillips [Helen Urmy], Vola Smith [Aline], Frank Whitson [Oliver Urmy], Lon Chaney [Edmund Stafford], Evelyn Selbie [Jenny Cupps], Jay Belasco [Billy Cupps], Jack Mulhall [Ralph Kelton], Eddie Brown [landlord]
Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, production; distributed by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, through The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated. / Scenario by Ida May Park, from a short story by W. Carey Wonderly. Cinematography by King D. Gray. / © 1 December 1916 by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated [LP9642]. Released 11 December 1916. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Coy Watson Jr. in Watson-Keystone pp. 42-43 incorrectly recalls appearing as an infant actor with Phillips and Chaney in this film. It is far more likely that he appeared in the Selig production The Price of Silence (1913), produced in Edendale, California.
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Keywords: Accidents: Automobile - Children: Illegitimate - Crime: Blackmail - Elopements - Marriages - Medical: Doctors, Nursemaids, Nurses, Physicians - Secrets
Listing updated: 22 May 2012.
References: Edmonds-BigU pp. 76, 77; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 23; Kobal-Fifty p. 21; Spehr-American p. 100; Weaver-Twenty p. 76 : Website-AFI.