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Lionel Barrymore as Mathias Caroline Frances Cooke as Catharine Gustav von Seyffertitz as Jerome Frantz Lorimer Johnston as Hans Eddie Phillips as Christian (as Edward Phillips) Lola Todd as Annette Laura La Varnie as Fortune teller (as Laura Lavarnie) Boris Karloff as The Mesmerist E. Alyn Warren as Jethro Koweski / Baruch Koweski John George (uncredited) Directed by Walter Lang Dorothy Davenport (uncredited) Written by Adela Rogers St. Johns (story) Dorothy Arzner (adaptation) Malcolm Stuart Boylan (intertitles) Priscilla Bonner as Gabrielle Darley Nellie Bly Baker as Clara Johnson, Gabrielle's neighbor Carl Miller as Howard Blaine Mary Carr as Prison Matron Virginia Pearson as Mrs. Beverly Fontaine Tyrone Power, Sr. as Gabrielle's father Sheldon Lewis as District Attorney Theodore von Eltz as Terrance O'Day or, Freddy Fred the Chauffeur Emily Fitzroy as The Housekeeper George Siegmann as Mr. Mack, A Client Dot Farley as Inquisitive Woman Max Asher as H.E. Reid, a Jeweler Dorothy Davenport as Woman narrating the story (unbilled) Ellinor Vanderveer as Woman with Defense Attorney's Wife Lottie Williams as Crying Woman in rag clothes in Courtroom


Gabrielle Darley shoots a man, Howard Blaine, in the back, as he is buying a wedding ring, then asks his pardon and expresses love to his corpse as she waits for her arrest (okaaay!). At her trial, she is asked to explain how she came to shoot Blaine and she narrates her story. Blaine courted her and claimed he would marry her, and she left her unloving family to go with him to New Orleans. There, Blaine did not marry her, but only took her to a house in a sleazy neighbourhood; in a bedroom there, a mirror vision of herself in bridal attire gave way to a vision of herself in a red dress, indicating that she knew she was entering on a life of prostitution. She gave in for love of Blaine, and spent several miserable years servicing men he sent in to her, spurred on by little love notes from him. 

DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 76 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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THE BELLS (1926):

Mathias, an innkeeper, seeks to be burgomaster of a small Austrian hamlet. In order to gain favor with local leaders, he offers food and alcohol on credit, but often refuses to collect, much to the dismay of his wife Catharine. Mathias is deeply in debt to Frantz, who seeks Mathias' businesses. He will forgive the debt, if Mathias allows him to marry his daughter, Annette. Mathias refuses and is worried about the debt which will come due soon. One evening a Polish Jew enters Mathias' inn. The man displays a money belt filled with gold, which Mathias, having had much to drink with the man, eyes closely. Tragedy soon follows.

DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 68 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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