The Green Swamp

The Green Swamp is a 1916 silent drama starring Bessie Barriscale and written by C. Gardner Sullivan.[1][2]

The Green Swamp
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Directed byScott Sidney
Produced byKay-Bee Pictures
New York Motion Pictures
Written byC. Gardner Sullivan
StarringBessie Barriscale
Bruce McRae
CinematographyJohn Stumar
Distributed byTriangle Film Corporation
Release date
  • January 1916 (1916-01)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Plot summary

The film centers on Magery Allison (played by Bessie Barriscale) and her husband, Dr. Ward Allison (played by Bruce McRae). Jealous over her husband's friendship with his female patients, Mrs. Allison fails to deliver a message from a patient that nearly results in the death of the patient's child. Mrs. Allison pleads for forgiveness. On learning that she is pregnant, Dr. Allison does forgive her. However, the cycle of jealousy repeats itself.



  1. The Green Swamp at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
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