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"SALVATION JOAN"
A story of society - the Salvation Army in the underworld and the workings of the American Secret Service. Of gold and poverty, and beauty and love.
"Salvation Joan" is a Vitagraph Company production written by Marguerite Bertsch, directed by Wilfrid North and with cinematography by Tom Molloy. It is a seven part (reel) production released on the 10th of April, 1916. A silent, black and white production. This film is considered "lost". It may very well exist, but, whereabouts are unknown. The film stars Edna May, Harry T. Morey, Dorothy Kelly, Donald Hall, Bobby Connelly, L. Rogers Lytton, Eulalie Jensen and Belle Bruce.
Edna was paid $100,000 for her role. She donated all of it to The Red Cross. Salvation Joan was filmed at the Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn, New York. Vitagraph held the first showing of Salvation Joan on April 9, 1916 at the Fulton Theater in New York. The rich, the famous and members of the cast were in the audience.

Salvation Joan at AFI

Salvation Joan at IMDB

Vitagraph Studio (courtesy of Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives)


Scene's from "Salvation Joan"

courtesy Motography, April 8, 1916 (page 793)


courtesy The Moving Picture World, April 22, 1916 (page 637)


courtesy The Moving Picture World, April 22, 1916 (page 637)


Edna - promotional photo


Edna - promotional photo


Vitagraph held the first showing of Salvation Joan on April 9, 1916 at the Fulton Theater in New York. The rich, the famous and members of the cast were in the audience. (courtesy of The Moving Picture World, (page 628), April 22, 1916.)


Marguerite Bertsch

Wilfrid North

Edna May

Dorothy Kelly

L. Rogers Lytton

Eulalie Jensen

Tom Molloy

Bobby Connelly

Harry T. Morey

Donald Hall

Belle Bruce