Her Great Match

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Her Great Match
Newspaper publicity photo
Directed by René Plaissetty
Written by Clyde Fitch(play)
Starring Gail Kane
Vernon Steele
Cinematography John W. Boyle
Popular Plays and Players
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release date
  • August 30, 1915 (1915-08-30)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States

Her Great Match is a silent 1915 drama film starring Gail Kane and based on the Broadway play by Clyde Fitch. In the 1905 play the star was stage beauty Maxine Elliott. This film was directed by Frenchman René Plaissetty and released through the Metro Pictures studios then just newly formed. This movie survives and is preserved at George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection. [1] [2] [3]



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  2. League, The Broadway. "Her Great Match – Broadway Show – Play - IBDB". Ibdb.com. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. "Her Great Match". Lcweb2.loc.gov. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.