Pearl of the Army
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Directed byEdward José
Produced byAstra Film Corp
Written byGuy McConnell
StarringPearl White
Ralph Kellard
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • December 3, 1916 (1916-12-03)
Running time
15 episodes
CountryUnited States
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Pearl of the Army is a 1916 American silent film serial directed by Edward José. The Pathé-Astra Film Corp movie was made when many early film studio and film producers in America's first motion picture industry were based in New Jersey's Hudson River towns, particularly Fort Lee.[1][2][3][4] The film was thought lost until it was rediscovered, along with 500 other lost films, in Dawson City, in 1978.[5]


Chapter titles

  1. The Traitor
  2. Found Guilty
  3. The Silent Menace
  4. War Clouds
  5. Somewhere In Grenada
  6. Major Brent's Perfidy
  7. For The Stars and Stripes
  8. International Diplomacy
  9. The Monroe Doctrine
  10. The Silent Army
  11. A Million Volunteers
  12. The Foreign Alliance
  13. Modern Buccaneers
  14. The Flag Despoiler
  15. The Colonel's Orderly


  1. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004). Fort Lee: The Film Town. Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl. ISBN 0-86196-653-8.
  2. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Archived from the original on October 20, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2011.
  3. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006). Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-4501-5.
  4. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Pearl of the Army". Silent Era. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  5. ^ "Lost and Found no. 2 – Dawson City". The Bioscope. Retrieved September 19, 2016.