The Beautiful Adventure

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The Beautiful Adventure
Directed by Dell Henderson
Produced by Empire All Star Company (Charles Frohman)
Written by Joseph F. Poland (scenario)
Based on The Beautiful Adventure
by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers and Étienne Rey
Starring Ann Murdock
Cinematography Frank Bangs
Empire All Star Corp.
Distributed by Mutual Film
Release date
  • October 15, 1917 (1917-10-15)
Running time
5-6 reels
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Beautiful Adventure is a 1917 American silent drama film starring Ann Murdock, a stage star. The film is based on a Broadway stage play The Beautiful Adventure that had starred Murdock on Broadway.[1] The film was directed by Dell Henderson and released through the Mutual Film company. It is a lost film.[2][3]


As described in a film magazine,[4] Andre D'Eguzon (Powell) and Helen De Travillac (Murdock) are in love, but the mother of Andre, Countess D'Eguzon (Sergeantson), interferes and brings about the engagement of Helen to Valentine Borroyer (Norton), who makes a diary note of every event. On the morning of the wedding Andre goes to Helen and pleads with her not to marry Valentine. Helen tears off her wedding veil and flees with Andre to the home of her grandmother. They find themselves in many compromising situations as the grandmother believes that they are husband and wife. Helen gets Valentine to tell Andre's mother that he does not love Helen and that Helen and Andre should marry. And they do.


  • Ann Murdock - Helen De Travillac
  • Ada Boshell - Madame De Travillac
  • Edward Fielding - Count Michael D'Eguzon
  • David Powell - Andre, his son
  • Kate Sergeantson - The Countess D'Eguzon
  • Edgar Norton - Valentine Borroyer
  • Carl Sauerman - Jacques Sequrin (credited as Carl Sauermann)
  • Vera Fuller Mellish - Jeahne
  • Merceita Esmond - Jeantine
  • Anton Ascher - Gaston
  • Victor Le Roy - Pierre
  • Robert Entwistle - Doctor

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Beautiful Adventure as produced on Broadway by Charles Frohman at the Lyceum Theatre, September 5, 1914, 41 performances;
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1911-20 by The American Film Institute , c.1988
  3. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: The Beautiful Adventure at
  4. ^ "Reviews: The Beautiful Adventure". Exhibitors Herald. New York: Exhibitors Herald Company. 5 (17): 29. October 20, 1917. 

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