Ghosts (1916)

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A WONDERFUL MUTUAL MASTERPICTURE
in FIVE ACTS

GHOSTS
by HENDRIK IBSEN
The Famous Norwegian Novelist

ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE PLAYS OF THE AGE
Produced by the MAJESTIC MOTION PICTURE CO

AN INTENSELY DRAMATIC SCENE IN "GHOSTS"

PHOTOPLAY THEATRE
FRIDAY, March 17, 1916
Admission 5 cts. TO ALL
Show Starts 6.30

GHOSTS
A Synopsis of The Story

Alving, a dissolute rake, sies of his excesses, leaving a son Oswald, who grows up into a young man of excellent habits and morals. Oswald's mother has been warned by the family physician that the son might inherit the vices of the father, but she ignores the advice. As Oswald merges into manhood, however, he begins to show signs of being mentally unbalanced. In the mean time, his mother, who wants to see her boy marry early, arranges a match with a young girl with whom he is in love. The physician arrives at the church in time to prevent the marriage, disclosing the fact that Oswald and the girl are brother and sister. The boy is so overcome when he learns the truth that he plunges into dissipation, as the taint of insanity becomes more apparent. Finally, realizing he cannot escape the "clutching hand of heredity," he dies of poison administered by his own hand.

CAST

Alving, a roue Henry Walthall
Oswald, his son  
Helen (afterward Mrs. Alving) Mary Alden
Manders, a young pastor Nigel Debrullier
Johanna, a married woman Juanity Archer
Her Husband Thomas Jefferson
Regina Loretta Blake
A physician Al. W. Filson

MUTUAL MASTER PICTURES


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GHOSTS
HENDRIK IBSEN'S
BRILLIANT AND SENSATIONAL DRAMA

Is a stirring plea for purity of thought and deed. This vivid Ibsen play portrays, in compelling scenes, the inevitable results of immorality and drives home the great question of heredity and the responsibility of parents. You are held spellbound from first scene to last -- not only by the plot and action of the story -- or rather its wonderful message -- but by the tremendous force of the acting and the artistic beauty of the pictures. Not a single false note mars the harmony of this splendid production.

GHOSTS
is presented by an all-star cast headed by that great motion picture actor, Henry Walthall, who plays the part of the degenerate Alving and his unfortunate son. Sharing the dramatic responsibilities with Mr. Walthall are Thomas Jefferson, Mary Alden, Al. W. Filson, Loretta Blake and other players familiarily known to moving picture audiences. The play is superbly staged and costumed and many of the incidents are shown amid natural scenery, thus retaining the atmosphere of the story in all its originality.


with Henry B. Walthall, Mary Alden and Nigel De Brullier. Directed by George Nichols and John Emerson. Mutual.

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