Gloria's Romance

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Gloria's Romance
Gloria's Romance.jpg
Directed by Walter Edwin
Colin Campbell
Produced by George Kleine
Written by Rupert Hughes
Starring Billie Burke
Henry Kolker
David Powell
Music by Jerome Kern
Cinematography Sidney Hickox
Distributed by George Kleine
Release dates multiple dates for the chapters
Running time 40 reels; 20 chapters (12,000 meters, 39,370 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent

Gloria's Romance is a 1916 silent film serial starring Billie Burke. The film debut of Richard Barthelmess. It was written by Rupert Hughes and his wife and produced by George Kleine. Walter Edwin and Colin Campbell served as principal directors. It is Burke's second outing as a film actress and one of the very rare occasions a Broadway performer of her magnitude starred in a chapter play. In its original form, this serial comprised 20 chapters and was 40 reels long, several chapters longer than most of the time. It is a lost film.[1][2]


Film still of Billie Burke boxing with woman in a gymnasium.
  • Billie Burke as Gloria Stafford (*as Miss Billie Burke)
  • Henry Kolker as Dr. Stephen Royce
  • David Powell as Richard Freneau, a Broker
  • William Roselle as David Stafford, Gloria's Brother
  • Frank Belcher as Frank Lulry, Freneau's Partner
  • William T. Carleton as Pierpont Stafford
  • Jule Power as Lois Freeman, Judge Freeman's Daughter
  • Henry Weaver as Judge Freeman
  • Frank McGlynn, Sr. as Gideon Trask
  • Helen Hart as Nell Trask
  • Maxfield Moree as Stass Casimir
  • Maurice Steuart as
  • Rapley Holmes as Chooey McFadden
  • Adelaide Hastings as Gloria's Governess
  • Ralph Bunker
  • Richard Barthelmess - extra (*uncredited)


  1. ^ "Gloria's Romance". 
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films: 1911-20, The American Film Institute, c. 1988

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