|Born||August 17, 1890
Defiance, Ohio USA
Helen Prettyman Arnold was a silent film actress who appeared in motion pictures from 1916 - 1918.
Ms. Arnold was a member of the cast of the 1891 production of "Nerves" at the Lyceum Theatre in New York City. Arnold played Viola Campbell in a 1916 production of The Witching Hour filmed in Flushing, New York. The film starred C. Aubrey Smith and Marie Shotwell. The movie was an adaptation of a play written by Augustus Thomas. One review described it as better than the stage drama which preceded it, while retaining the mood of strangeness. Arnold was said to be "an attractive Viola".
She made two other Hollywood films, One Law For Both (1917) and The Call of Her People (1917), which starred Ethel Barrymore. Her final film credit is for a role in the Italian film Il Doppio volto (1918).
- The Witching Hour, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0007576/, pg. 1.
- Attractions At Local Theaters, Washington Post, Tuesday, March 27, 1917, pg. 10.
- The Witching Hour At Lyric, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, February 5, 1917, pg. 9.
- Starland, Stage and Studio, Blue Ribboners, Los Angeles Times, June 6, 1916, pg. III4.
- Amusements, La Crosse, Wisconsin Tribune and Leader-Press, April 23, 1918, pg. 7.
- Two Men and a Woman (1917), http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0008709/, pg. 1.
- Helen Arnold, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0036476/, pg. 1.