Dulcie's Adventure

Dulcie's Adventure is considered to be a lost film.


Theatre Lobby Card For Dulcie's Adventure Showing Mary Miles Minter


U.S.A. Release: October 2, 1916

Produced by: American Film Corporation
Distributed by: Mutual Film Corporation, A Mutual Star Production
Directed by: James Kirkwood
Written by: William Pigott based on a story by R. Strauss

Black & White
Silent
Five Reels
Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format

Cast:
Mary Miles Minter as Dulcie
Bessie Banks as Aunt Emmie
Marie Van Tassell as Aunt Netta
Harry von Meter as Jonas
Allan Forrest as Harry
Molly Shafer
Perry Banks
John Gough
Gertrude Le Brandt
William A. Carroll
Robert Klein

Synopsis:
Dulcie, played by Mary Miles Minter, grows up with two aunts in the South who, for whatever reason, keep Dulcie from getting out much and mingling with the neighbors. Regardless, Dulcie still manages to hop the fence occassionally to mingle with some friends. Her aunt's manage to catch her a few times, once while she was holding a young pig in her arms, a situation which didn't please her once aristocratic aunts.

The aunts hatch a scheme to recover the family fortune by taking Dulcie to California and, hopefully, marrying her into a wealthy family. Reluctantly, she leaves her true sweetheart, Harry, behind and off to California they go. There, they arrange a marriage to a European count who manages to get arrested at the altar on a bank robbery charge. Fortunately, Harry has followed Dulcie out west and immediately offers to marry her. She obliges.

Notes:
* From page 7 of the September 24, 1917 issue of New Zealands' Poverty Bay Herald, comes this tidbit during their review of Dulcie's Adventure.

".... Miss Minter, who is only fifteen years of age, immediately enthrones herself in the minds of patrons as the queen of the screen...."

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