The Man in the Moonlight
|The Man in the Moonlight|
|Directed by||Paul Powell|
|Written by||Elliott J. Clawson (Scenario and story)|
Universal Film Mfg Co.
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Two strangers arrive at the wedding of Sergeant O'Farrell of the Royal Mounted Police and Rosine Delorme. O'Farrell receives an urgent message that Rosine's wayward brother Louis has escaped from prison with the notorious Rossingnol. He puts off the nuptials and leaves in search of the criminals. One of the strangers convinces Rosine to guide him to a cabin at the end of the Passage Du Mort where Louis awaits her. The cabin however is empty, the stranger is actually Rossingnol. Rossingnol carries Rosine to a bed and hypnotizes her.
In the meanwhile Louis, wounded, warns the police are on their way. Rossingnol has Louis take Rosine. At his signal (a gunshot) Louis and Rosine must run for the border with America. The police shoot Rossingnol and Louis and Rosine bolt. Rossingnol dies in the arms of his love, who has followed him, and hide in the bushes until they hear a shot to signal them to head for the border. After Rossingnol is shot and dies in the arms of his sweetheart who followed him to the cabin, O'Farrell joins Rosine and Louis in the United States.
The Man in the Moonlight came between Colleen's work for the Selig Polyscope Company and the Christie Studios. At the time, she was still almost exclusively a dramatic actress and had no comic training. Her roles up to that point (and typical for motion picture roles for women in the motion picture industry at the time), she was a damsel in distress.
- Progressive Silent Film List: Man in the Moonlight at silentera.com
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