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Directed by Robert Myles
Produced by Capital Film Company
Scenario Robert Myles
Starring Helen Gibson, William Gettinger, Leo Maloney
Cinematography Carl Widen?
Distributed by Capital Film Company
Release date 1920
Running time 21 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.
In 1915-1917 Helen Gibson starred in 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.
According to Larry Telles, who authored a book on the life of Helen Gibson, this short action drama is a compilation of at least two films with Helen Gibson. The beginning is from "The Broken Brake" (1920), and the ending is from "The Golden Star Bandit" (1920). It is not known if the two films survive in complete versions. So let's enjoy, within these limitations, the performance of our star Helen Gibson, including her breathtaking stunt towards the end of the film.
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The Broken Brake
Helen Gibson and Leo Maloney
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