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The Turn of the Wheel
Director: Reginald Barker (Dir)
Release Date:   2 Sep 1918
Duration (in reels):   5
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Cast:   Geraldine Farrar (Rosalie Dean)  
    Herbert Rawlinson (Maxfield Grey)  
    Percy Marmont (Frank Grey)  
    Violet Heming (Bertha Grey)  
    Hassard Short (Wally Gage)  
    Maude Turner Gordon (Rosalie's aunt)  
    Henry Carvil (Attorney Stanfield)  
    Clarence Handysides (American consul)  
    Ernest Maupain (Manager of the casino)  
    Mabel Ballin (Young girl)  

Summary: Rosalie Dean, an American vacationing in Monte Carlo, finds herself strongly attracted to a gambler named Maxfield Grey. Seeing that he has lost everything at the roulette wheel, she prevents him from committing suicide and forces him to accept a loan. With Rosalie's money, Maxfield more than recoups his losses, and the two are basking in luck and love when he suddenly is arrested for the murder of his ex-wife. Although Maxfield refuses to defend himself, Rosalie believes him to be innocent and, hoping to discover the truth, inquires into what appears to be an illicit romance between Maxfield's sister-in-law and a philanderer named Wally Gage. Rosalie learns that Wally, planning to steal away with Maxfield's sister-in-law, shot the deceased woman while struggling with Maxfield. After Wally is taken into custody, Maxfield is released and reunited with his faithful Rosalie. 

Production Company: Goldwyn Pictures Corp.  
Brand Name: A Star Series Production
Distribution Company: Goldwyn Distributing Corp.  
Director: Reginald Barker (Dir)
Writer: Charles Charwate (Scen writ)
Photography: Percy Hilburn (Cam)
Art Direction: Hugo Ballin (Art dir)
Country: United States

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures Corp. 26/8/1918 dd/mm/yyyy LP12782

Physical Properties: b&w:

Genre: Mystery
Subjects (Major): Americans in foreign countries
  False arrests
  Monte Carlo (Monaco)
Subjects (Minor): Attempted suicide
  Roulette (Game)

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
ETR   7 Sep 18   p. 1123.
MPN   14 Sep 18   p. 1753.
MPW   31 Aug 18   p. 1753.
MPW   3 Aug 18   p. 716.
New York Times   2 Sep 18   p. 7.
Variety   6 Sep 18   p. 37.

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