The Ghost Breaker (1914 film)
|The Ghost Breaker|
|Directed by||Cecil B. DeMille
Oscar C. Apfel
|Produced by||Cecil B. DeMille
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||Cecil B. DeMille
Oscar C. Apfel
|Based on||The Ghost Breaker
by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard
|Starring||H. B. Warner|
|Distributed by||Famous Players-Lasky
|Running time||60 minutes|
The Ghost Breaker was a 1914 American silent drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar C. Apfel and based on the Broadway play of the same name by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. The film was distributed by Paramount Pictures under the Famous Players-Lasky banner.
The Ghost Breaker is considered widely to be the first film of a long line based on the genre of haunted house horror. The film was remade in 1922 and also named The Ghost Breaker with Wallace Reid and Lila Lee, and as The Ghost Breakers in 1940 with Bob Hope and Paulette Goddard, and as Scared Stiff (1953) with Martin and Lewis. The film is now considered lost.
- H. B. Warner as Warren Jarvis
- Rita Stanwood as Princess Maria Theresa
- Theodore Roberts as Prince of Aragon
- Betty Johnson as Carmen
- Jode Mullally as Don Luis
- Horace B. Carpenter as Carlos, Duke D'Alva
- Jeanne McPherson as Juanita, Carmen's rival
- Mabel Van Buren as Delores
- William Elmer as Robledo
- Richard L'Estrange as Maximo, the ghost (as Dick La Strange)
- Fred Montague as Gaspart, the ghost
- Lucien Littlefield as Judge Jarvis
- John Burton as Rusty (as J.W. Burton)
- Jack W. Johnston as Markam (as J.W. Johnson)
- The Ghost Breaker at silentera.com
- Kabatchnik, Amnon (2011). Blood On the Stage, 1950-1975: Milestone Plays of Crime, Mystery and Detection. Scarecrow Press. p. 306. ISBN 0-810-87784-8.
- Soister, John T. (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland. p. 219. ISBN 0-786-48790-9.
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