The Oubliette

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The Oubliette
The Oubliette 1914.jpg
Directed by Charles Giblyn
Written by George Bronson Howard
Harry G. Stafford
Starring Murdock MacQuarrie
Pauline Bush
Lon Chaney
Cinematography Lee Bartholomew
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • August 15, 1914 (1914-08-15)
Running time
~30 minutes (3 reels)
Country United States
Language Silent

The Oubliette is a 1914 American silent drama film directed by Charles Giblyn, featuring Murdock MacQuarrie, Pauline Bush, and Lon Chaney.[1] It is part of a four-film series directed by Giblyn called the The Adventures of François Villon.[2] The Oubliette is based on a short story of the same name by George Bronson Howard published in The Century Magazine.[3] This film and By the Sun's Rays are two of Lon Chaney's earliest surviving films.



  1. ^ "The Oubliette". The New York Times. Archived from the original on May 20, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2008. 
  2. ^ "The Oubliette". Silent Era. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Amusements". El Paso Morning Times. El Paso, Texas. August 13, 1914. p. 8. 

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