The Charlatan

The Charlatan

Rockliffe Fellowes
Director: George H. Melford Cast: Rockliffe Fellowes
Rockliffe Fellowes
, Margaret Livingston
Margaret Livingston
, Crauford Kent
Crauford Kent
George H. Melford


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In one of his few film leading roles, dependable British character actor Holmes Herbert plays Peter Dwight, whose wife Florence (Margaret Livingston), a circus aerialist, walks out on him with their baby in tow. Adopting the guise of an Eastern mystic named Count Merlin, Dwight embarks upon a 15-year search for his wife and child. When he finally catches up with Florence, he discovers that she is planning to desert her present lover. Inevitably, Florence is murdered, and Dwight is accused of the crime. Anyone with half a brain could figure out that one of her cast-off lovers had as much motive as Dwight, yet it takes forever for the truth to be revealed and the killer to be exposed. The Charlatan was based on a play by Ernest Pascal and Leonard Praskins.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/21/2011
UPC: 0842614102745
Original Release: 1929
Source: Grapevine Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [silent]
Sales rank: 59,277

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Rockliffe Fellowes Richard Talbot
Margaret Livingston Florence
Crauford Kent Frank Deering
Philo McCullough Doctor Paynter
Anita Garvin Mrs. Paynter
Holmes Herbert Count Merlin,Peter Dwight
Fred Mackaye Jerry Starke
Rose Tapley Mrs. Deering

Technical Credits
George H. Melford Director
J.G. Hawks Screenwriter
Robert Jahns Editor
Robert N. Lee Screenwriter
Maurice Pivar Editor
Tom Reed Screenwriter
George Robinson Cinematographer
Jacques Rollens Screenwriter

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