The Aerial Wire (1914)

14 Dec
Producer   Blackhawk Films (restoration company)
Contributors   With Pearl White, Paul Panzer, Crane Wilbur
Length   18 min
B&W/Color   b&w
UO Library Catalog description:   In the continuing effort to gain the Marvin fortune for himself by disposing of Pauline, Koerner arranged with a band of gypsies to trap her and Harry in an abandoned cellar by the river. The plan is to dynamite the cellar wall, allowing the river to flood in and drown the captives. But Harry and Pauline outwit death by swimming under the water and up into the chimney. Pauline and Harry attempt to escape their clutches by spanning an aerial wire across the river. Then they make their escape in Harry’s car and return to Marvin’s.
Call #   FILM Mb168
Genre  feature
Rare  yes
Online  no
Copyright status  public domain
Physical condition  good
Oregon-related  no


An episode of The Perils of Pauline from 1914; they are fairly readily available, if hardly universally owned, as a DVD or VHS compilation. This is a restored (1960s) version by Blackhawk Films of Davenport, Iowa.

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