The Woman in the Case (1916 American film)
The Woman in the Case is a 1916 American silent drama film produced by the Famous Players Film Company and distributed through Paramount Pictures. Hugh Ford directed star Pauline Frederick as Margaret Rolfe. Clyde Fitch's 1905 play of the same name is the source material for this production and on Broadway the Margaret Rolfe role was played by Blanche Walsh. An Australian film of the same name based on Fitch's play was also produced in 1916 and is now lost. This American film, recently rediscovered in a European archive, survives but is missing the last reel.
|The Woman in the Case|
Film still of Alan Hale and Pauline Frederick
|Directed by||Hugh Ford|
Martyn Keith (ass't director)
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Written by||Doty Hobart (adaptation)|
|Based on||The Woman in the Case|
by Clyde Fitch
|Cinematography||Ned Van Buren|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Filmed again by Paramount in 1922 as The Law and the Woman with Betty Compson and as a talkie in 1932 as The Wiser Sex
- Pauline Frederick - Margaret Rolfe
- Marie Chambers - Claire Foster
- Alan Hale - Julian Rolfe
- Paul Gordon - Philip Long
- George Larkin - ?
- Clarence Handyside - ?
- Mrs. C. Pettengill - ?
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
- The Woman in the Case at The Unsung Divas website by Greta de Groat
- The Woman in the Case as produced originally on Broadway at the Herald Square Theater, January 31, 1905 to April 15, 1905, 89 performances; IBDb.com
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