The Girl Who Came Back (1918 film)

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The Girl Who Came Back
The Girl Who Came Back (1918) still 1.jpg
Still with Charles West, Theodore Roberts, and Ethel Clayton
Directed by Robert G. Vignola
Screenplay by Beulah Marie Dix
Based onThe Girl Who Came Back
by C. M. S. McLellan
Produced by Jesse L. Lasky
Starring Ethel Clayton
Elliott Dexter
Theodore Roberts
James Neill
Charles West
Marcia Manon
Cinematography Charles Edgar Schoenbaum
Production
company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • September 8, 1918 (1918-09-08)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Girl Who Came Back is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola and written by Beulah Marie Dix based upon the play by C. M. S. McLellan. The film stars Ethel Clayton, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Roberts, James Neill, Charles West, and Marcia Manon. The film was released on September 8, 1918, by Paramount Pictures. [1] [2]

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Plot

As described in a film magazine, [3] Lois Hartner (Clayton), daughter of the thief Michael "Old Hartner" (Roberts), is saved from death in a shipwreck by George Bayard (Dexter), a state senator and social reformer. Her father plans to rob the Bayard house of a valuable string of pearls. Lois is charged with the duty of obtaining the pearls, but during the operation George surprises her. Ralph Burton (West), scapegrace brother-in-law of George, takes the pearls while George is absent from the room, and George believes Lois has taken them. She has determined to give up the criminal life she was living and goes to the West. After Ralph confesses to the theft, George finds her and makes her his wife.

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Reception

Like many American films of the time, The Girl Who Came Back was subject to restrictions and cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 2, of two scenes of young woman turning combination of safe where light plays on her hands. [4]

Preservation status

The Girl Who Came Back is preserved in the Filmmuseum Nederland or EYE Institut, Netherlands. [5]

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References

  1. "The Girl Who Came Back (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  2. "The Girl Who Came Back (1918) - Trailers, Reviews, Synopsis, Showtimes and Cast - AllMovie". AllMovie. Retrieved 10 January 2015.
  3. "Reviews: The Girl Who Came Back". Exhibitors Herald. 7 (13): 34. September 21, 1918.
  4. "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 7 (13): 44. September 21, 1918.
  5. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Girl Who Came Back Retrieved October 1, 2016