Out of the Darkness (1915 film)

Out of the Darkness is a 1915 American drama silent film directed by George Melford and written by Hector Turnbull. The film stars Charlotte Walker, Thomas Meighan, Marjorie Daw, Hal Clements, Tom Forman and Loyola O'Connor. The film was released on September 9, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Out of the Darkness
Scene from the film
Directed byGeorge Melford
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Story byHector Turnbull
StarringCharlotte Walker
Thomas Meighan
Marjorie Daw
Hal Clements
Tom Forman
Loyola O'Connor
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • September 9, 1915 (1915-09-09)
CountryUnited States


The owner of a large cannery (Charlotte Walker) employs many women and children in horrible working conditions. She refuses to see the manager (Thomas Meighan) who wants to try to get better conditions for the employees. She hits her head and ends up forgetting who she is. She ends up working at the cannery with the manager (who doesn't recognize her). The workers finally revolt and tie up the manager in a burning factory and the owner, who fell in love with him, suddenly remembers everything because of the shock of the situation. After rescuing him, she tries to make everything right again.[3]


Preservation status

The film is preserved at EYE Institut (aka Filmmuseum Amsterdam).[4]


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