Primi film / First Movies – 2

Five Pounds Reward

Director: Adrian Brunel
Writer: A.A. Milne
Starring: Leslie Howard, Barbara Hoffe and Sydney Lewis Ransome
Production: Minerva Film
October 1920

Silent
Black and White

Cast:
Leslie Howard: Tony Marchmont
Barbara Hoffe: Audrey Giles
Sydney Lewis Ransome: Farmer Giles

Five Pounds Reward, 1920


Bookworms
Director: Adrian Brunel
Writer: A.A. Milne
Starring: Leslie Howard, Pauline Johnson and Henrietta Watson
Production: Minerva Films
October 1920

Silent
Black and White
25′

Cast:
Leslie Howard: Richard
Pauline Johnson: Miranda
Henrietta Watson: Aunt Priscilla
Jeff Barlow: Uncle Josiah
Ivan Berlyn : Ernest
Mrs. R. Podevin : The Dragon

Pauline Johnson

Pauline Johnson

Henrietta Watson

Henrietta Watson

Richard falls in love with the neighborhood girl, Miranda, but her aunt and uncle are trapped in a dried-out marriage: to keep Miranda from making the same mistakes they made, she isn’t allowed to become acquainted with any men. Miranda is trapped inside the monotonous life. Richard tries several strategies to save Miranda from her relatives.

Seen at the 17th Pordenone Silent Film Festival: http://www.pathescope.freeserve.co.uk/Pordenone98/11ottobre.html

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