The Spirit and the clay

Directed by: Harry Lambart, USA, 1914

USA, 1914

Cast and Credits

Production Vitagraph Company of America [[N°. 582]]
Distribution General Film Company
Director Harry Lambart [(as Captain Harry Lambart)]
Scenario Beta Breuil [(as Mrs. Hartman Breuil)]
Cast Naomi Childers [Marie]
Darwin Karr [Paul]
Edward Kimball [Galton (as Mr. Kimball)]
Rex Ingram [Emil (as Rex Hitchcock)]
George Stevens [Gordon]
Kate Price [Gordon's Mother]
William Shea [Gordon's Father]
Audrey Berry [Marie (as a young girl)]
Paul Kelly [Paul (as a young boy)]
Robert Huggins
Dorothy Kelly

Technical specifications
Category: Short Feature Film
Technical Details: Format: 35 mm, 1:1,33 - Ratio: 1:1,33 - Black and White,, 2000 feet, 2 reels
Sound System: silent
First Screening: April 21, 1914 in USA

US Copyright: April 10, 1914 - ©LP 2490
Survival Status: This picture is presumably lost

Synopsis in German
Kranke Frau steht dem Maler Modell. Sie stirbt und er folgt ihr nach. (German Early Cinema Database)

Remarks and general Information in German: In anderen Quellen wird die Autorin als Mrs. Hartman Breuil genannt. - Der Katalog des British Film Institute nennt Darwin "Kerr" statt "Karr".
- Eine romantische Tragödie um einen Bildhauer, 1914 in Deutschland unter dem Titel "Die beseelte Statue" als Vitagraph Film Nr. 582 gezeigt (Berliner Zensurliste 10069/14), die Rollenangaben in den deutschen Quellen sind etwas unterschiedlich: Kate Price wird als "Tochter Gordon", William Shea als "Sohn Gordon" genannt, und Edward Kimball als "Galton". Der Preis für eine Kopie in Deutschland betrug 695,00 Mark
- Der Film gilt als verschollen.

General Information

The Spirit and the clay is a motion picture produced in the year 1914 as a USA production. The Film was directed by Harry Lambart, with Naomi Childers, Darwin Karr, Edward Kimball, Rex Ingram, George Stevens, in the leading parts. There are no reviews of The Spirit and the clay available.

Bibliography - Moving Picture World, April 18, 1914, pg 394 [synopsis]
- New Brunswick Times, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 23, 1914 [note]
- The Syracuse Herald, Syracuse, New York, April 29, 1914, pg 14 [note]
- The New York Dramatic Mirror, May 196, 1914, pg 39 [review]
- The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana, May 198, 1914, pg 11 [note]
- Bakersfield Morning Echo, Bakersfield, California, May 1924, 1914, pg 7 [note]
- Titusville Herald, Titusville, Pennsylvania, June 9, 1914, pg 5 [note]
- New Brunswick Times, New Brunswick, New Jersey, July 11, 1914
- Picture Stories Magazine, Seotember 1914, pp 8 [story]
- Washinton Herald, Washington, Indiana, October 3, 1914 [note]
- The Evening Post, January 28, 1915 [note]
- Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XLII, Issue 13658, 14 April 1915, Page 5 [note]
- LT No. 28, 1914
- KINR No. 353, 1914
- VDF No. 180, 1914
SPA: Vitag, 21.04.1914
VUP, 31.07.1914
- Einar Lauritzen & Gunnar Lundquist, American Film-Index 1908-1915, Stockholm 1976, pg nnn
- Anthony Slide, The Big V: A History of the Vitagraph Company, Metuchen & London 1987, pg 247
- Paolo Cherchi Usai, Vitagraph Co. of America, Pordenone 1987, pg 556
- Richard E. Braff, The Braff Silent Short Film Working Papers,, Jefferson 2002, pg 473, N° 21113

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