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|Three Fingered Jenny|
|Directed by||Edward J. Le Saint|
|Written by||Harvey Gates (Scenario)|
|Starring|| William Garwood |
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|
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 .
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 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.
William Davis Garwood, Jr. was an American stage and film actor and director of the early silent film era in the 1910s.
Stella LeSaint was an American silent film actress.
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.
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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Edward LeSaint was an American stage and film actor and director whose career began in the silent era. He acted in over 300 films and directed more than 90. He was sometimes credited as Edward J. Le Saint.
Leonora von Ottinger was an American silent film and stage actress. She only starred in 16 films in total and concentrated on stage acting.
Frank John Urson was an American silent film director and cinematographer from Chicago, Illinois. Originally a photographer, he moved on to cinematography and film directing for the Thanhouser Company in New Rochelle, New York. He is also credited with acting in one film Her Gallant Knights which starred William Garwood in 1913. Urson directed Changing Husbands. He is perhaps best known for his 1927 Chicago, produced by Cecil B. DeMille.
William Lowery was an American silent film actor. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and was signed by the Thanhouser Company in 1914. His first film was The Ten of Spades (1914) also starring William Garwood. He starred in about 60 films between 1914 and his retirement from film in 1927. He died on November 15, 1941, in Los Angeles.
Lord John's Journal is a 1915 American silent mystery film directed by Edward J. Le Saint based on a story by Harvey Gates. Starring William Garwood in the lead role.
Laura Oakley was an American silent film actress.
Albert MacQuarrie was an American silent film actor.
Broken Fetters is a 1916 American silent drama film written and directed by Rex Ingram. Violet Mersereau played the lead role. The film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey where Universal Studios and other early film studios in America's first motion picture industry were based at the beginning of the 20th century.
The Decoy is a 1916 American black and white silent short drama film directed by William Garwood, and starring William Garwood, Edward Brady, Lois Wilson, Wadsworth Harris, and Frank MacQuarrie. The film premiered October 19, 1916. The film is said to be a story of "revenge and intrigue" with its scenes set in Paris according to the Moving Picture Exhibitors' Association writing about the film in 1916.
Mollie McConnell was an American silent film actress. Before her 1913 movie debut, she was a national and international theater performer. In 1914, she signed a contract with Balboa Amusement Producing Company and played matronly roles in many of their films. She starred with William Garwood in the 1914 western A Ticket to Red Horse Gulch.
Harvey Gates was an American screenwriter of the silent era. He wrote for 216 films between 1913 and 1948. He was born in Hawaii and died in Los Angeles, California.
Three Fingers may refer to:
Charles Norris Williamson (1859–1920) was a British writer, motoring journalist and founder of the Black and White who was perhaps best known for his collaboration with his wife, Alice Muriel Williamson, in a number of novels and travelogues.
Serenades of Love was Bobby Vinton's twenty-eighth studio album and his fourth for ABC Records. It was released in 1976. Two singles came from the album: "Save Your Kisses for Me" and "Moonlight Serenade".