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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 dollars for her role. She donated all of it to The Red Cross.

Salvation Joan was filmed at the Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn, New York.

Click here to see a photo of the Vitagraph Studios.

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.
Read the article here, courtesy of The Moving Picture World, (page 628), April 22, 1916.

Striking promo photo's of Edna.
Click here to see two Vitagraph promotional photos of Edna.

Salvation Joan at AFI     Salvation Joan at IMDB
Written by Marguerite Bertsch, Directed by Wilfrid North, Cinematography by Tom Molloy
Starring Edna May and Harry T Morey
Edna May as Joan Crawford and Harry T. Morey as 'Bill' John Hilton
Dorothy Kelly as Madeline Ellison, Donald Hall as Robert Ellison
and Bobby Connelly as Bobby Ellison
L. Rogers Lytton as Philip Ralston, Belle Bruce and Eulalie Jensen

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)
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-- A 1916 Vitagraph production
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-- 104 pages, illustrated, 22cm, 1st edition
-- published 2011
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-- The Victorian Society, 1999
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