Stranded (1916 drama film)

Stranded is a 1916 American silent drama film produced by Fine Arts Film Company and distributed by Triangle Film Corporation. The film stars DeWolf Hopper with newcomer Bessie Love in a supporting role.[3] The film is considered lost.[2][4][5]

Stranded
H. Ulysses Watts (Hopper) and his ward (Love) meet the hotel proprietor (Bennett)
Directed byLloyd Ingraham
Written byAnita Loos
StarringDeWolf Hopper
CinematographyFrank Urson[1]
Production
company
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • July 23, 1916 (1916-07-23) (U.S.)
Running time
5 reels[2]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Plot

H. Ulysses Watts (Hopper) is a traveling Shakespearean actor whose career is on the decline, as his audiences are more interested in cinema and vaudeville. When the troupe is robbed by Stoner (Stockdale), Watts cares for an injured young trapeze artist (Love), and pretends to be her father so that he can protect her.

While healing in the village, the girl falls in love with a hotel manager, and they plan to marry. However, Stoner returns and threatens to reveal her true career and that she and Watts are not related. Instead, Watts tells all of this to the hotel manager, who is still in love with the girl and wants to marry her. At the wedding, Stoner fatally shoots Watts, who performs the death scene from Julius Caesar as his final performance. Stoner is captured, and the girl and her new husband live happily ever after.[6][7]

Cast

Reception

The film was positively received, as were the direction and performances.[6][7]

See also

References

  1. Love, Bessie (1977). From Hollywood with Love: An Autobiography of Bessie Love. London: Elm Tree Books. p. 148. OCLC 734075937.
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: Stranded". Silent Era.
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Stranded
  4. The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States – Feature Films, 1911–1920. The American Film Institute. 1988.
  5. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Stranded
  6. Cooper, Oscar (July 22, 1916). "Stranded". Motion Picture News. Vol. 14 no. 3. p. 455.
  7. "Stranded: Triangle-Fine Arts Offering Featuring De Wolf Hopper Released July 23". Motography. July 29, 1916. p. 271.


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