The Ghost Of Rosy Taylor

A complete print of The Ghost Of Rosy Taylor survives.

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U.S.A. Release: July 8, 1918

Produced by: American Film Corporation
Distributed by: Mutual Film Corporation
Directed by: Edward Sloman and Henry King
Scenario by: Elizabeth Mahoney based on a story by Joseph Daskam Bacon
Cinematography by: Ira H. Morgan

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

Mary Miles Minter as Rhoda Eldridge Sayles
Allan Forrest as Jacques Le Clerc
George Periolat as Charles Eldridge & Joseph Sayles
Helen Howard as Mrs. Jeanne Du Vivier
Emma Kluge as Mrs. Herriman-Smith
Kate Price as Mrs. Sullivan
Anne Schaefer as Mrs. Marian Watkins

George Periolat plays a dual role in this film, initially as Joseph Sayles a sickly old man who has taken his daughter, Rhoda (played by Mary Miles Minter), overseas after a quarrel with his family. She yearns to return home, but he has disowned his past. After his death, Rhoda ventures to America on her own. She nearly becomes destitute for a lack of money but happens upon some questionable fortune as she takes on the chores of Rosy Taylor after inadvertently finding an envelope with money in it. Rosy had been hired as a housekeeper (thus the money), but has passed away before actually showing up for employment.

While cleaning, Rhoda is mistaken as having broken into the Du Vivier home and promptly sent to the authorities by Jacques Le Clerc (Du Vivier's brother). He has included a letter in the hopes that they will help her find a situation. But it is ignored and she is promptly sent to an institution from which she eventually escapes. With nowhere else to go, she returns to the Du Vivier house and explains the situation, however, now, the authorities are looking for her. Le Clerc manages to resolve everything and, as it turns out, Rhoda is the lost niece of the man who sentenced her to begin with.

* Re-released in 1920 by Hallmark Pictures Corporation

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