The Chimes (film)

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The Chimes
Directed by Thomas Bentley
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Produced by Cecil Hepworth
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August 1914
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish

The Chimes is a 1914 British silent drama film directed by Thomas Bentley and starring Stewart Rome, Violet Hopson and Warwick Buckland. It was based on the 1844 novel The Chimes by Charles Dickens.

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