Pearl of the Army

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Pearl of the Army
Pearl of the Army ad.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed by Edward José
Written by Guy McConnell
Starring Pearl White
Ralph Kellard
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • December 3, 1916 (1916-12-03)
Running time
15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent

Pearl of the Army is a 1916 American silent film serial directed by Edward José. The Pathé-Astra film was made when many early film studio and film producers in America's first motion picture industry were based in New Jersey's Hudson River towns, particularly Fort Lee.[1][2][3][4] The film was thought lost until it was rediscovered, along with 500 other lost films, in Dawson City, in 1978.[5]


  • Pearl White as Pearl Date
  • Ralph Kellard as Captain Ralph Payne
  • Marie Wayne as Bertha Bonn
  • Theodore Friebus as Major Brent
  • William T. Carleton as Colonel Dare (as W.T. Carleton)
  • Floyd Buckley
  • Joe Cuny

Chapter titles[edit]

  1. The Traitor
  2. Found Guilty
  3. The Silent Menace
  4. War Clouds
  5. Somewhere In Grenada
  6. Major Brent's Perfidy
  7. For The Stars and Stripes
  8. International Diplomacy
  9. The Monroe Doctrine
  10. The Silent Army
  11. A Million Volunteers
  12. The Foreign Alliance
  13. Modern Buccaneers
  14. The Flag Despoiler
  15. The Colonel's Orderly


  1. ^ Koszarski, Richard (2004). Fort Lee: The Film Town. Rome, Italy: John Libbey Publishing -CIC srl. ISBN 0-86196-653-8 
  2. ^ "Studios and Films". Fort Lee Film Commission. Retrieved 2011-05-30. 
  3. ^ Fort Lee Film Commission (2006). Fort Lee Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry. Arcadia Publishing. ISBN 0-7385-4501-5 
  4. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Pearl of the Army". Silent Era. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Lost and Found no. 2 – Dawson City". The Bioscope. Retrieved September 19, 2016. 

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