The Wharton Serials Collection Featuring Pearl White, Grace Darling, Harry Fox, Jean Sothern, Howard Estabrook, Warner Oland, Irene Castle, Milton Sills, Burr MacIntosh, and guest stars Lionel Atwill, Olive Thomas, and Oliver Hardy 27+ Episodes of serials shot at the Wharton Studio in Ithaca, New York, 1914-1917 restored and newly titled, with further digital cleanup and musical scores by Eric Stedman Historical Consultant on this series: Terry Harbin of Ithaca, NY
New song recordings by Laura Bowman and Kate Huston "Beatrice Fairfax" documentary written by Raymond William Stedman
Includes upgraded editions of all the serials and chapters listed below, including new content not available in previous editions, upgraded opening titles and intertitles, cast lists, ending of "Billy's Romance," new reconstruction of "The Missing Watchman, new 18-minute reconstruction of Episodes 1-6 of The Mysteries of Myra, new restorations of a Romance of Elaine episode and two episodes of The New Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford, one from 1915 featuring Oliver Hardy. Order the 2-DL DVD Set: (10 hours of content) Black & White & color tinted video, silent with music soundtracks, some slideshows before scenes and chapters.
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THE WHARTON SERIALS DVD COLLECTION CONTENTS
THE ROMANCE OF ELAINE(1914) Cliffhanger serial about foreign spies after a new torpedo invention, opposed by Craig Kennedy, scientific detective and adventurous Elaine Dodge PEARL WHITE as Elaine Dodge LIONEL BARRYMORE as Marcus DelMar CREIGHTON HALE as Walter Jameson
INTRODUCTION & Ch. 3 THE VANISHING MAN 21:23 .
THE NEW ADVENTURES OF J. RUFUS WALLINGFORD(1915) Comedy series in which two rich guy swindle back other swindlers who have stolen money from two of their lady friends BURR McINTOSH as J. Rufus Wallingford MAX FIGMAN as Blackie Daw LOLITA ROBERTSON as Violet Warden FRANCES WHITE as Fanny Warden
EPISODE 5: THE LILAC SPLASH 20:54 ALLAN MURNANE as Andre Perigourd OLIVER HARDY as the Burglar ELSIE BAKER as a Model EPISODE 7: THE BANG SUN ENGINE (Reel 1 only) 15:16 EDWARD O'CONNOR as Onion Jones DICK BENNARD as Sam Hill . THE MYSTERIES OF MYRA(1916) Groundbreaking and influential serial which introduced the "realistic" approach to the occult and paranormal to motion pictures JEAN SOTHERN as Myra Maynard HOWARD ESTABROOK as Dr. Payson Alden MIKE RALE as the Master of the Black Order ALLAN MURNANE as Arthur Varney SHINO MURI as Prof. Haji BESSIE WHARTON as Mrs. Maynard LEROY BAKER as Willis, the Butler EPISODES 1-6 RECONSTRUCTION 18:52 EPISODE 12: THE ELIXIR OF YOUTH 13:57 EPISODE 15: THE THOUGHT MONSTER 20:41 . BEATRICE FAIRFAX(1916) The original "girl reporter" series in which advice-to-the-lovelorn columnist and her animated and adventurous fellow reporter Jimmy investigate problems and crimes brought to her attention in letters GRACE DARLING as Beatrice Fairfax (Ep. 1-11, 13-15) HARRY FOX as Jimmy Barton WARNER OLAND as the Police Commissioner INTRODUCTION 8:14 EPISODE 1: THE MISSING WATCHMAN 4:09 ELAINE HAMMERSTEIN as Mary Ryan ELSIE BAKER as the Other Woman GEORGE CONNOR as George McCabe/Sam deFargo WILLIAM R. HEARST as Himself ARTHUR BRISBANE as Himself EPISODE 2: THE JEALOUS WIFE (View Video) 27:07 OTTO HAHN as Arturo Bocetti ELSIE BAKER as Marie Bocetti DICK BENNARD as Black Hand Spy JOSEPH COLBURN as Organ Grinder JAMES GORDON as Bartender EPISODE 3: BILLY'S ROMANCE 30:06 Billy Dean Schuyler JOHN SULLIVAN Jean Merton JEANNIE PARKER Pete Raven F. W. STEWART Mrs. Raven BESSIE WHARTON Judge Merton EDGAR L. DAVENPORT Police Commissoner WARNER OLAND Blind Man JOSEPH COLBURN EPISODE 4: THE STONE GOD 29:56 Christopher McRay JAMES GORDON Dorothy BETTY HOWE Shara Ali MIKE RALE Donald Jordan NIGEL BARRIE Indian at Hotel Desk HARRY CARR Waiter DICK BENNARD Police Commissioner WARNER OLAND Indian Man JAMES COLBURN Bellhops GUS & LEONARD REULEIN EPISODE 5: MIMOSA SAN 29:23 Mimosa San YUMIKO NAGAHARA Hako Satsu FRANK HONDA Anna Cortez ELSIE BAKER Brayton LEROY BAKER EPISODE 6 THE FORBIDDEN ROOM 29:05 Jean Moore BETTY HOWE John Miles GEORGE CONNOR Counterfeiter UNKNOWN MAN Man in Store MALCOLM HEAD Editor F. W. STEWART Soda Clerk LEVI BACON EPISODE 7: A NAME FOR A BABY 28:24 Madge Minturn MARY CRANSTON Waldo Conley ALLAN MURNANE Margaret Wilson BETTY HOWE The Outcast ROBIN TOWNLEY Waldo's Father THE MEAN OLD MAN EPISODE 8: AT THE AINSLEY BALL 24:27 Martha Ainsley MAY HOPKINS Robert Wells ALLAN MURNANE Martha's Mother BESSIE WHARTON
DISK 2 EPISODE 9: OUTSIDE THE LAW 26:20 Madeline Grey MAY HOPKINS Simeon Gold THE MEAN OLD MAN Man in Office MALCOLM HEAD Housekeeper ELSIE BAKER
EPISODE 10: PLAY BALL! 25:36 Bert Kerrigan NIGEL BARRIE Rita Malone OLIVE THOMAS Martin O'Day, Gambler THE MEAN OLD MAN Rita's Mother BESSIE WHARTON EPISODE 11: THE WAGES OF SIN 30:17 Jane Hamlin BETTY HOWE The Safe-cracker OTTO HAHN The Deceptive Lover NIGEL BARRIE EPISODE 12: CURIOSITY 25:48 Beatrice Fairfax MAY HOPKINS Gladys Hanson EVELYN FARRIS Martin Hanson NIGEL BARRIE Crook in Derby Hat GEORGE CONNOR EPISODE 13: THE RINGER 23: 58 Cutie Brown CIRCUS FAT LADY Midget UNKNOWN Man in Cell GEORGE CONNOR Card Trick Victim DICK BENNARD Sheriff MALCOLM HEAD Circus Lady in Tent ELSIE BAKER EPISODE 14: THE HIDDEN MENACE 29:42 Alice Masters BETTY HOWE David WELLINGTON PLAYTER Mr. Harvey THE MEAN OLD MAN James Wells DICK STEWART EPISODE 15: WRISTWATCHES 25:11 Dorothy Dane EVELYN FARRIS Donald Dane EDGAR L. DAVENPORT Clinton Harding WELLINGTON PLAYTER
BEATRICE FAIRFAX CURTAIN CALL 7:06 Accompanied by Harry Fox . PATRIA(1917) Baron Huroki, a master spy, prepares for an invasion of New York by the Japanese, and the daughter of the owner of a munitions factory prepares to defend the country against him Patria Channing IRENE CASTLE Donald Parr MILTON SILLS Baron Huroki WARNER OLAND Kato MIKE RALE Senor DeLima GEORGE MARJERONI Fanny Adair DOROTHY GREEN
EPISODES 1/2: THE LAST OF THE FIGHTING CHANNINGS/TREASURE 18:42 EPISODE 3: WINGED MILLIONS 16:21 EPISODE 4: DOUBLE-CROSSED 13:35 EPISODE 10: WAR IN THE DOORYARD 20:40 PATRIA SLIDESHOW 6:30 .
THE EAGLE'S EYE(1918) WWI-era propaganda serial depicted the Germans sinking the Lusitania then wreaking havoc in multiple sinister ways in the US. Featuring KING BAGGOT and MARGUERITE SNOW SLIDESHOW 7:00
.THE WHARTON STUDIO In Ithaca, NY
Note: the "Mean Old Man" is an actor that appeared in multiple episodes of mostly the BEATRICE FAIRFAX series, playing mostly villains, who remains unidentified; we are still trying to find his name!