A Gutter Magdalene

A Gutter Magdalene is a lost[1] 1916 American drama silent film directed by George Melford and written by Clinton Stagg. The film stars Fannie Ward, Jack Dean, Charles West, William Elmer, Gertrude Kellar and Ronald Bradbury. The film was released on June 4, 1916, by Paramount Pictures.[2][3]

A Gutter Magdalene
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Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byClinton Stagg
Story byWillard Mack
StarringFannie Ward
Jack Dean
Charles West
William Elmer
Gertrude Kellar
Ronald Bradbury
CinematographyPercy Hilburn (French)
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 4, 1916 (1916-06-04)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States


Maida Carrington (Fannie Ward) goes to a city with a gambler (Charles West) but runs away after she witnesses the gambler steal money from Steve Boyce (Jack Dean). The woman takes a job with the Salvation Army and after that she meets Steve again because he now has no money and needs help. They fall in love and Steve asks her to marry him, but Maida thinks she isn't a good match for him because of her past association with the gambler. She goes and finds the gambler and tries to get him to return the money to Steve. He refuses and they struggle, and Maida accidentally shoots him with his own gun. The sheriff knows about the gambler and clears her of the murder charge. After that, the woman returns the money to Steve and agrees to marry him.[4]



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