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Directed by Robert Myles
Produced by Capital Film Company
Scenario Robert Myles
Based on a story by R. A. Dillion
Starring Helen Gibson, Leo Maloney, Roy Coulson
Cinematography Carl Widen
Distributed by Capital Film Company
Release date May 3, 1920
Running time 26 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
This film is part of our series 'Hidden Gems'. It can be watched by registered users who make a donation. For more details, please click here.
We have included this film in our program to illustrate the work and contributions of our star Helen Gibson.
Let's all give our thanks to Larry Telles for making this film available to the public. Larry authored a book on the life of Helen Gibson. You can buy a DVD with the film here.
In 1915-1917 Helen Gibson starred a serial by the name of "The Hazards of Helen". She is considered the first professional stunt woman. Very few of her films survive, so we are happy to be able to show you this rarity.
"Winning the Franchise" is a short action drama. Helen's father is the President of a railroad company competing for a very lucrative government contract. A rival company organizes a sabotage and Helen is the only one who can save the day.
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Winning the Franchise
Helen Gibson in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Leo Maloney is an engineer in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson talks to a company executive in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson and Leo Maloney in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson talks to an engineer in "Winning the Franchise" (1920).
Helen Gibson and Leo Maloney
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