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Rare classic movies on DVD! Our DVD-Rs are region-free, studio titles are Region 1.

The Ghost of Rosy Taylor (1918) DVD-R

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Starring Mary Miles Minter, Allan Forrest, George Periolat, Helen Howard,

Emma Kluge

Directed by Edward Sloman, Henry King



Print: black/white

Runtime: 53 min.

Genre: drama

Print Quality: B



One of the few surviving silent films of director Edward Sloman, The

Ghost of Rosy Taylor contains one of the most powerful opening

sequences in any picture. Two society ladies discuss their servants, with

one of them recommending her new "hired girl" Rosie Taylor. The other

lady reacts with shock and surprise, commenting that Rosie Taylor is

dead. Deciding to investigate, the two dowagers venture into the home

where "Rosie" is supposedly employed, only to be frightened out of their

by a series of eerie "haunted house" noises (brilliant conveyed in

entirely visual terms!) After this powerhouse prologue, the plot proper

begins with a flashback, as heroine Rhoda (Mary Miles Minter), an

American girl who has spent several years in Paris, returns to New York

City without a penny to her name. She comes across a letter of

recommendation for a cleaning woman named Rosy Taylor -- and, in dire

need of money, decides to become Rosy Taylor herself, never realizing

that the real Rosy has long since departed this earth. Rhoda's impulsive

action completely changes not only her life, but the lives of everyone

whom she meets. Despite the substandard quality of available prints, The

Ghost of Rosy Taylor retains its original excellence and entertainment

value. Curiously, director Sloman always considered the film to be one of

his lesser efforts, citing his difficulties in extracting a convincing

performance out of his 17-year-old star Mary Miles Minter. Evidently he

succeeded, since Minter was far more believable here than in any of her

other existing prints -- and whenever her performance falters, Sloman

wisely cuts away to something else (in fact, the editing in this picture is

fantastic, equalling and sometimes exceeding the best of D.W. Griffith).

The Ghost of Rosy Taylor is currently available on video from a variety of

reliable sources.

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Starring Mary Miles Minter, Allan Forrest, George Periolat, Helen Howard,
Emma Kluge
Directed by Edward Sloman, Henry King

Print: black/white
Runtime: 53 min.
Genre: drama
Print Quality: B

One of the few surviving silent films of director Edward Sloman, The
Ghost of Rosy Taylor contains one of the most powerful opening
sequences in any picture. Two society ladies discuss their servants, with
one of them recommending her new "hired girl" Rosie Taylor. The other
lady reacts with shock and surprise, commenting that Rosie Taylor is
dead. Deciding to investigate, the two dowagers venture into the home
where "Rosie" is supposedly employed, only to be frightened out of their
by a series of eerie "haunted house" noises (brilliant conveyed in
entirely visual terms!) After this powerhouse prologue, the plot proper
begins with a flashback, as heroine Rhoda (Mary Miles Minter), an
American girl who has spent several years in Paris, returns to New York
City without a penny to her name. She comes across a letter of
recommendation for a cleaning woman named Rosy Taylor -- and, in dire
need of money, decides to become Rosy Taylor herself, never realizing
that the real Rosy has long since departed this earth. Rhoda's impulsive
action completely changes not only her life, but the lives of everyone
whom she meets. Despite the substandard quality of available prints, The
Ghost of Rosy Taylor retains its original excellence and entertainment
value. Curiously, director Sloman always considered the film to be one of
his lesser efforts, citing his difficulties in extracting a convincing
performance out of his 17-year-old star Mary Miles Minter. Evidently he
succeeded, since Minter was far more believable here than in any of her
other existing prints -- and whenever her performance falters, Sloman
wisely cuts away to something else (in fact, the editing in this picture is
fantastic, equalling and sometimes exceeding the best of D.W. Griffith).
The Ghost of Rosy Taylor is currently available on video from a variety of
reliable sources.

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