Kildare of Storm

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Kildare of Storm
Kildare of Storm (1918) - 1.jpg
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Directed by Harry L. Franklin
P. Thad Volkman (ass't director)
Produced by Metro Pictures
Max Karger
Written by June Mathis
Jere F. Looney
Based on Kildare of Storm
by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Starring Emily Stevens
King Baggot
Cinematography Arthur Martinelli
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release date
September 16, 1918
Running time
5 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Kildare of Storm is a lost[1] 1918 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Metro Pictures and directed by Harry L. Franklin. It stars Broadway actress Emily Stevens.[2] June Mathis and Jere Looney provided the scenario.

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Plot[edit]

As described in a film magazine,[3] Kate (Stevens), urged on by her ambitious mother (Lindroth), weds Basil Kildare (Baggot), the last of the famous Kildares of Kentucky, and goes to Storm, the family estate, to live. Her husband proves to be a beast, and Kate and Dr. Jacques Benoix (Kent), Basil's best friend, fall in love despite their mutual knowledge that they should not. When Basil is slain, Jacques is convicted of murder. He is pardoned after five years and devotes his life to curing the sick at a mountain sanitarium. Mahaly (Short), former housekeeper to the Kildares, comes to the sanitarium and confesses on her deathbed that it was she that slew Basil because he had wronged her. Exonerated before the world, Dr. Benoix feels justified in claiming his happiness with Kate.

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Reception[edit]

Like many American films of the time, Kildare of Storm was subject to cuts by city and state film censorship boards. For example, the Chicago Board of Censors required a cut, in Reel 1, two closeups of baby in crib to include the first kidnapping scene, and, Reel 4, two closeups of men fighting on the ground.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..Kildare of Storm
  2. ^ Kildare of Storm, allmovie.com
  3. ^ "Reviews: Kildare of Storm". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (15): 33. October 5, 1918. 
  4. ^ "Official Cut-Outs by the Chicago Board of Censors". Exhibitors Herald. 7 (18): 43. October 26, 1918. 

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