Bound on the Wheel

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Bound on the Wheel
Directed byJoe De Grasse
Written byJules Furthman
Ida May Park
StarringLon Chaney
Elsie Jane Wilson
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Company
Release date
  • July 25, 1915 (1915-07-25)
Running time
3 reels (approximately 30 minutes)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Bound on the Wheel is a 1915 American short silent drama film directed by Joe De Grasse and featuring Lon Chaney. The film is now presumed lost.[1]


Bound on the Wheel was a three act feature.[2] The film is set in the east-side tenements of New York City. Elsie Jane Wilson plays the "embittered" Cora Getz and Lon Chaney plays the "drink-numbed 'good-for-nothing'".[3]


The Modesto Evening News described the film as a "close and accurate study of life in the poor district of a large city, and like an Ibsen drama it looks squarely at life, omitting none of the sordid details.[4]



  1. ^ "Silent Era: Bound on the Wheel". silentera. Retrieved June 23, 2008.
  2. ^ "Lyric Theatre (Ad)". Santa Ana Register (Santa Ana, California). August 14, 1915. p. 2. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  3. ^ "Beautiful Elsie Jane Wilson in Photodramatic Debut at Orpheum". The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette (Fort Wayne, Indiana). July 25, 1915. p. 16. Retrieved August 6, 2014.
  4. ^ "Amusements". Modesto Evening News (Modesto, California). August 26, 1915. p. 10. Retrieved August 6, 2014.

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