The Mystery Ship
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Directed byHarry Harvey
Henry MacRae
Written byWilliam Parker
Blaine Pearson
Elsie Van Name
StarringBen F. Wilson
Neva Gerber
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • December 1, 1917 (1917-12-01)
Running time
360 mins. (18 episodes)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The Mystery Ship is a 1917 American adventure film serial directed by Harry Harvey and Henry MacRae. The film is considered to be lost.[1]

Cast

Chapter titles

  1. The Crescent Scar
  2. The Grip of Hate
  3. Adrift
  4. The Secret of the Tomb
  5. The Fire God
  6. Treachery
  7. One Minute to Live
  8. Hidden Hands
  9. The Black Masks
  10. The Rescue
  11. The Line of Death
  12. The Rain of Fire
  13. The Underground House
  14. The Masked Riders
  15. The House of Trickery
  16. The Forced Marriage
  17. The Deadly Torpedo
  18. The Fight in Mid-Air

Reception

Like many American films of the time, The Mystery Ship was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required the cut of:


See also

References

  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Mystery Ship". silentera.com. Retrieved February 22, 2008.
  2. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. New York: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (21): 33. November 17, 1917. (cuts in Chapters 1 and 2)
  3. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (1): 31. December 29, 1917. (cuts in Chapter 5)
  4. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (2): 31. January 5, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 6)
  5. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (3): 31. January 12, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 8)
  6. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (5): 33. January 26, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 9)
  7. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (7): 29. February 9, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 10)
  8. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (10): 29. March 2, 1918. (custs in Chapter 13)
  9. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (11): 29. March 9, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 14)
  10. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (13): 29. March 23, 1918. (cuts in Chapters 15 and 16)
  11. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (14): 29. March 30, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 17)
  12. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 6 (16): 31. April 13, 1918. (cuts in Chapter 18)