Under Cover (1916 film)

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Under Cover
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Directed by Robert G. Vignola
Screenplay byDoty Hobart
Roi Cooper Megrue
Starring Hazel Dawn
Owen Moore
William Courtleigh Jr.
Ethel Fleming
Frank Losee
Ida Darling
Cinematography William Marshall
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • July 20, 1916 (1916-07-20)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Under Cover is a lost [1] 1916 American silent drama film directed by Robert G. Vignola, written by Doty Hobart and Roi Cooper Megrue, and starring Hazel Dawn, Owen Moore, William Courtleigh Jr., Ethel Fleming, Frank Losee, and Ida Darling. It was released on July 20, 1916, by Paramount Pictures. [2] [3] It was based on the 1914 Broadway play of the same name.



Ethel Cartwright, a woman just back from a trip to Paris, is called upon by U.S. government customs inspectors to help determine if a man she met in Paris possesses a valuable necklace. The story ends with a confrontation between the customs officers and the suspect. [4]



A one-hour radio adaptation was presented on Lux Radio Theatre on April 27, 1936, starring Richard Barthelmess and Sally Eilers. [5]

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  1. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Under Cover
  2. "Under Cover (1916) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  3. Hal Erickson (2014). "Under-Cover - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 27 December 2014. Retrieved 27 December 2014.
  4. "Richard Barthelmess Sally Eilers Co-Star". The Tampa Times. 1936-04-27. p. 7.
  5. "LUX RADIO THEATRE PRESENTS (Lux Radio advertisement)". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. 1936-04-27. p. 10. Retrieved 2021-08-22.