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    The House of Silence (Paramount, 1918). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Wallace Reid, a favorite among female audiences for his dashing good looks, plays a young criminologist drawn into a murder at a house of ill repute, with Ann Little and Winter Hall costarring as the suspicious daughter and sabotaging father under the direction of Donald Crisp. Given the plot's scandalous setting, many of the film reels were sent to the chopping block upon reaching the local state and city film censorship boards, with scenes, lines, and intertitles cut to be less offensive to general audience members. Here we see the great confrontation scene between Reid and Little, as the truth of the murder comes to light. Released in 1918, this feature film hit theatres just one year prior to Reid's injury in a 1919 train crash, beginning the downward spiral of the star's declining health and tragic death. It's Heritage's first time to offer this beautiful stone litho poster, which has restoration applied to a minor chip in the right border, and some creasing in the lower panel, some diagonal creases, and tears and small chips at the folds. There were tears and creasing in the lower and left image area, and there is a section of paper loss extending from the right border into Reid's arm. Fine- on Linen.


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