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The Perils of Pauline: Trial by Fire

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The Perils of Pauline, as I mentioned in a previous post, is a seminal movie cliffhanger serial from 1914, directed by Louis J. Gasnier and Donald MacKenzie, and starring Pearl White, Crane Wilbur and Paul Panzer.

Only 9 episodes of the original run of 20 survive today1, and here’s the first – Trial by Fire.
The quality is not very high and I personally find the soundtrack unnerving, but what to say… Enjoy!

In 2008 The Perils of Pauline was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry, as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

  1. the nine-parts version is actually a recut of the original 20-episodes 

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

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