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Panthea(1917)

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This was Norma Talmadge's first film for her own production company, and her first to be distributed by Selznick. It was shot at the Biograph studio in New York. Some contemporary sources give the film's length as seven, instead of five, reels. The actress playing Gerald's sister, whose name is spelled in a variety of ways by contemporary reviewers, is probably Eileen Percy. One modern source gives Mildred Considine the scenarist's credit, though the copyright holdings and other contemporary sources credit Dwan. Various modern sources credit Harold Rosson as cinematographer along with Roy Overbaugh. According to the 1918 MPSD, Henry Grant worked on the film in the capacity of actor, assistant director or writer. In a modern interview, Dwan stated that Erich von Stroheim served on the film as an assistant director as well as an actor. Both modern and contemporary sources dispute von Stroheim's status as a count. One modern source gives the film's release date as January 6, 1917. Selznick re-released the film on August 2, 1920.