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The Shining Adventure
Director: Hugo Ballin (Dir)
Release Date:   1925
Premiere Information:   New York State license: 7 Aug 1925; Brooklyn, NY opening: 14 Oct 1925
Duration (in feet):   5,148
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Percy Marmont (Dr. Hugo McLean)  
    Mabel Ballin (Mary)  
    Ben Alexander (Benny)  
    B. Wayne Lamont (Franklin Tribbit)  
    Mary Jane Irving ("Lamey")  
    Stella De Lanti    

Summary: Money intended for charitable purposes is misappropriated. 

Production Company: Madeline Brandeis Productions  
Distribution Company: Astor Pictures Corp.  
Director: Hugo Ballin (Dir)
Writer: Lawrence Trimble (Adpt)
Photography: James Diamond (Dir of photog)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel The Shining Adventure by Dana Burnet (New York, 1916).
Authors: Dana Burnet

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Genre: Melodrama
Sub-Genre: Society
Subjects (Major): Embezzlement

Note: According to an ETR news item, John Bowers was originally cast as the lead but was replaced by Percy Marmont. 

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Daily Star (Queens, NY)   14 Oct 1925   p. 6.
Delaware County Daily Times (Chester, PA)   30 Nov 1925   p. 12.
Exhibitors Trade Review   16 Mat 1925   p. 55.

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