Three Fingered Jenny

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Three Fingered Jenny
Directed by Edward J. Le Saint
Written by Harvey Gates (Scenario)
Starring William Garwood
Malcolm Blevins
Stella Razeto
Laura Oakley
Carmen Phillips
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • February 1, 1916 (1916-02-01)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Three Fingered Jenny is a 1916 American silent short mystery directed by Edward LeSaint written by Harvey Gates. Starring William Garwood in the lead role, it was the third film in the five film series of Lord John's Journal .

Silent film Film with no synchronized recorded dialogue

A silent film is a film with no synchronized recorded sound. In silent films for entertainment, the plot may be conveyed by the use of title cards, written indications of the plot and key dialogue lines. The idea of combining motion pictures with recorded sound is nearly as old as film itself, but because of the technical challenges involved, the introduction of synchronized dialogue became practical only in the late 1920s with the perfection of the Audion amplifier tube and the advent of the Vitaphone system. The term "silent film" is a misnomer, as these films were almost always accompanied by live sounds During the silent-film era that existed from the mid-1890s to the late 1920s, a pianist, theater organist—or even, in large cities, a small orchestra—would often play music to accompany the films. Pianists and organists would play either from sheet music, or improvisation. Sometimes a person would even narrate the intertitle cards for the audience. Though at the time the technology to synchronize sound with the video did not exist, music was seen as an essential part of the viewing experience.

A short film is any motion picture not long enough to be considered a feature film. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences defines a short film as "an original motion picture that has a running time of 40 minutes or less, including all credits". In the United States, short films were generally termed short subjects from the 1920s into the 1970s when confined to two 35mm reels or less, and featurettes for a film of three or four reels. "Short" was an abbreviation for either term.

Mystery fiction genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved

Mystery fiction is a genre of fiction usually involving a mysterious death or a crime to be solved. Often with a closed circle of suspects, each suspect is usually provided with a credible motive and a reasonable opportunity for committing the crime. The central character will often be a detective who eventually solves the mystery by logical deduction from facts presented to the reader. Sometimes mystery books are nonfictional. "Mystery fiction" can be detective stories in which the emphasis is on the puzzle or suspense element and its logical solution such as a whodunit. Mystery fiction can be contrasted with hardboiled detective stories, which focus on action and gritty realism.

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Cast

William Garwood actor, director

William Davis Garwood, Jr. was an American stage and film actor and director of the early silent film era in the 1910s.

Stella LeSaint American actress

Stella LeSaint was an American silent film actress.

Carmen Phillips american actress  (1895-1936)

Carmen Phillips was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 61 films between 1914 and 1926. She was born in San Francisco, California.

See also

Lord John in New York is a 1915 American silent mystery film directed by Edward J. Le Saint based on a story by C.N. and A.M. Williamson. Starring William Garwood in the lead role, it was the first film in the five film series of Lord John's Journal. The film is now considered lost.

The Grey Sisterhood is a 1916 American silent short mystery directed by Edward LeSaint. Starring William Garwood in the lead role it was the second film in the five film series of the Lord John's Journal.

The League of the Future is a 1916 American silent short directed by Edward J. Le Saint. Starring William Garwood in the lead role. It is the fifth in the five series Lord John's Journal.


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