The Adventures of Ruth

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The Adventures of Ruth
The Adventures of Ruth-newspaperad1919.jpg
A newspaper advertisement.
Directed by George Marshall
Produced by Ruth Roland
Written by Gilson Willets
Starring Ruth Roland
Herbert Heyes
Ruth Roland Serials
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Astra Films
Release date
  • December 28, 1919 (1919-12-28)
Running time
15 episodes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Adventures of Ruth is a 1919 American film serial directed by George Marshall. It is now considered to be a lost film.[1]


As described in a film magazine,[2] Daniel Robin has become mixed up with a band of criminals known as "the 13," and is shot when he refuses to do their bidding. His daughter Ruth (Roland), brought home from boarding school, reaches his bedside before he expires. He tells her that she will be given thirteen keys. Instructions will be provided with each key and, if she follows the instructions, she will eventually fully learn of her birthright. Many adventures then follow as Ruth attempts to solve the puzzle of each key and establish her true birthright.


Chapter titles[edit]

  1. The Wrong Countess
  2. The Celestial Maiden
  3. The Bewitching Spy
  4. The Stolen Picture
  5. The Bank Robbery
  6. The Border Fury
  7. The Substitute Messenger
  8. The Harem Model
  9. The Cellar Gangsters
  10. The Forged Check
  11. The Trap
  12. The Vault of Terror
  13. Within Hollow Walls
  14. The Fighting Chance
  15. The Key To Victory


The serial was advertised as written, produced and directed by Ruth Roland. Roland was the producer but it was written by Gilson Willets and directed by George Marshall.[3]


  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: The Adventures of Ruth". Retrieved August 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ "Reviews: The Adventures of Ruth". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 9 (27): 119. December 27, 1919. 
  3. ^ Stedman, Raymond William (1971). "2. The Perils of Success". Serials: Suspense and Drama By Installment. University of Oklahoma Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-0-8061-0927-5. 

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