Lady Audley's Secret (1915)

When her husband George leaves suddenly for Australia to find work, Helen Talboys, unaware of his whereabouts, assumes that he has deserted her and marries an aristocrat to become Lady ... See full summary »

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Marshall Farnum

Writers:

Mary Asquith (scenario), Mary Elizabeth Braddon (novel) (as M.E. Braddon)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Theda Bara ... Helen Talboys
Riley Hatch ... Luke Martin (as William Riley Hatch)
Clifford Bruce ... George Talboys
Stephen Grattan ... Undetermined Role
Warner Richmond ... Sir Michael Audley
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When her husband George leaves suddenly for Australia to find work, Helen Talboys, unaware of his whereabouts, assumes that he has deserted her and marries an aristocrat to become Lady Audley. When her look-alike maid dies, Lady Audley conveniently passes off the corpse as Helen Talboys to avoid any possible bigamy charges. After having made his fortune in gold, George returns from Australia and by accident meets up with his wife at her stepson's villa. Determined to reclaim her, he begins to struggle with her. In the ensuing tussle, Lady Audley throws George down a well and, believing that he is dead, flees. Fearful that her stepson will expose her, Lady Audley breaks into his apartment and steals some incriminating love letters that she had written to George. As her guilty conscience grows, her acts become more desperate until George, who was rescued from the well by the coachman, makes a timely appearance and causes her to fall dead from fright. Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Secrets of Society See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Lady Audley's Secret (1915) --- Lost Film
30 June 2015 | by mpickfordfanSee all my reviews

When her husband George Talboys ( Clifford Bruce ) leaves unexpectedly for Australia to find work, Helen Talboys ( Theda Bara ), unaware of his whereabouts, assumes that he has deserted her and marries aristocrat Sir Michael Audley ( Warner Richmond ) to become Lady Audley. When her look-alike maid dies, Lady Audley conveniently passes off the corpse as Helen Talboys to avoid any possible bigamy charges. After having made his fortune in gold, George returns from Australia and by accident meets up with his wife at her stepson's villa. Determined to reclaim her, he begins to struggle with her. In the ensuing tussle, Lady Audley throws George down a well and, believing that he is dead, flees. Fearful that her stepson will expose her, Lady Audley breaks into his apartment and steals some incriminating love letters that she had written to George. As her guilty conscience grows, her acts become more anguished until George, who was rescued from the well by the coachman, makes a timely appearance and causes her to fall dead from fright.

The loss of this film remains a tragic one for silent cinema and fans of Theda Bara.


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