The Masqueraders (film)

The Masqueraders is a 1915 American drama silent film directed by James Kirkwood, Sr.. The film stars Hazel Dawn, Elliott Dexter, Frank Losee, Norman Tharp, Ida Darling and Evelyn Farris. It is an adaptation of the 1894 play by English dramatist Henry Arthur Jones. The film was released on October 28, 1915, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2][3]

The Masqueraders
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Kirkwood, Sr.
Based onplay The Masqueraders by Henry Arthur Jones(c.1894 London)
Produced byDaniel Frohman
Adolph Zukor
StarringHazel Dawn
Elliott Dexter
Frank Losee
Norman Tharp
Ida Darling
Evelyn Farris
CinematographyEmmett A. Williams
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • October 28, 1915 (1915-10-28)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
Contemporary newspaper advertisement.


High-born but poor Dulcie Larondie is working as a bar maid in the Skagg Inn when she accepts a marriage proposal from the wealthy Sir Brice Skene, rejecting in the process the love of David Remon, an impoverished astronomer. Sir Brice turns out to be a drunk, a gambler and a wife-beater, who loses his fortune four years into the marriage. Remon wins her back in a game of cards with Skene, who is shortly afterwards murdered by a blackmailing acquaintance. This leaves Dulcie free to marry David.[2][3]



  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..The Masqueraders
  2. ^ a b Hal Erickson (2014). "The-Masqueraders - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes -". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times. Baseline & All Movie Guide. Archived from the original on 24 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014.
  3. ^ a b "The Masqueraders (1915) - Overview -". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 24 December 2014.

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