The White Alley (1916)

Justine Arnold gives a house party at his summer home. Among his guests are Ernest Chapin, Cambell Crosby, his cousin and attorney, and Emery Gale, Crosby's law partner. All three fall in ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writer:

Carolyn Wells (story)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Harry Beaumont ... Ernest Chapin
Betty Burbridge Betty Burbridge ... Dorothy Duncan (as Elizabeth Burbridge)
Ernest Maupain ... Justin Arnold - Dorothy's Fiance
Edward Arnold ... Campbell Crosby - Arnold's Cousin and Attorney
Hugh Thompson ... Fleming Stone - Detective
Peggy Sweeney Peggy Sweeney
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Justine Arnold gives a house party at his summer home. Among his guests are Ernest Chapin, Cambell Crosby, his cousin and attorney, and Emery Gale, Crosby's law partner. All three fall in love with Dorothy Duncan Arnold's fiancée, and she flirts with them. Crosby and Gale return to the city. The following night Arnold discovers Chapin asking Dorothy to marry him. Arnold tells Dorothy to consider their engagement broken. She retires to her room, leaving the two men in a heated quarrel. Next morning Arnold is missing. Several days elapse before his body is found in a huge brick oven in the basement. At the inquest evidence is introduced which implicates Dorothy, and she is accused. Chapin, to shield her, declares he killed Arnold. He is put in prison. Stone, a detective, is hired by Dorothy. The discovery of a white alley by Stone leads to a confession by Cambell Crosby. On the night Arnold and Chapin quarreled had Crosby returned from the city and gained entrance to the house from the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1916 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The novel of the same name by Carolyn Wells was first published in April, 1915, by J. B. Lippincott Co. Original editions featured wrap-around dust jacket and frontispiece art by Gayle Hoskins. See more »

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