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|The Woman in White|
|Directed by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Written by|| Wilkie Collins (novel) |
|Starring|| Blanche Sweet |
|Edited by||Harry Chandlee|
|Distributed by||Woolf & Freedman Film Service|
|January 1929 (UK)|
24 May 1929 (US)
The Woman in White is a 1929 British silent mystery film directed by Herbert Wilcox (whose main career was as a producer)and starring Blanche Sweet, Haddon Mason and Cecil Humphreys. It was written by Robert Cullen and Herbert Wilcox, based on the 1859 mystery novel The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.
The film was made at Cricklewood Studios in London and was the first British film version of the novel. Some sources disagree on whether the film was actually made in England or in Scotland, however.
A recently married heiress named Laura Fairlie keeps seeing visions of a woman in white around her estate. Laura is unaware that her husband Sir Percival Glyde is plotting to steal her inheritance. Her sister Marion learns of the plot, but falls ill before she can warn Laura. When Marion recovers from her illness, she learns that Laura has died and has been buried. Laura's old boyfriend Walter Hartwright discovers however that Laura isn't really dead. It seems Laura had a lookalike (the woman in white) who actually died, and Laura's husband had Laura committed to an insane asylum and pretended that it was she who died.
The film's art direction was by Clifford Pember. Blanche Sweet played the dual role of both Laura (the heiress) and her lookalike (the woman in white).
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