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We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Helen Holmes.
"In Danger's Path" directed by J.P. McGowan from a story by Edward T. Matlack, is a short action film from a serial by the name of "The Hazards of Helen" starring Helen Holmes. This is episode 33 from a total of 119 weekly one reel films produced by Kalem, showing just how popular this serial was in 1914-1917. The first 48 films starred Helen Holmes, the remaining 71 starred Helen Gibson. They both played heroines that were independent and adventurous, resolving dangerous situations with quick thinking. Their acting was very physical and they performed their often very dangerous stunts. It is believed to be the longest film series in the silent era and one of the longest ever. Very few of the films survive, and we are happy to be able to show this rarity to our esteemed viewers.
Many of the episodes, including this one, tell about railroad adventures.
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In Danger's Path
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes is a telegraph operator.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes and Leo Maloney discuss the news about two train thieves.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes is worried as the two train thieves are spotted nearby.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes bumps into the two train thieves.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes is locked in a box car by the criminals.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes is very cold.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes tries to make fire the old-fashioned way.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes is in trouble as she is overwhelmed by fire and smoke.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes is rescued from the burning car.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes sees Leo Maloney fighting with the two train thieves.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes rescues Leo Maloney.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Leo Maloney gives the train thieves some pep talk.
"In Danger's Path" (1915). Helen Holmes and Leo Maloney check the arrested criminals.
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