J. Wallett Waller
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United Kingdom Photoplays
Charles Hawtrey, E. Holman Clark, Hubert Willis, Frank Hector, Crissie Bell
Richard Ganthony, Wallett Waller
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A Message From Mars (1913) is a British science fiction film. In September 2014, the British Film Institute announced that they were putting the restored feature film online on their website.
The restored version is longer, and restores the original tinting and toning of the film. According to the BFI website, the plot (see below) is very similar to that of the Charles Dickens novella A Christmas Carol.
A Message from Mars (1913 film) Wikipedia
Horace Parker (Hawtrey) is a wealthy young man who is exceedingly selfish and self-centered. Not only is he a miser, but he also expects his friends (and everyone else) to conduct their lives according to his personal convenience.
Parker is engaged to Minnie Templer (Bell), but Minnie has discovered Parker's selfishness and she is on the brink of calling off the engagement.
However, on Christmas Eve, a messenger from Mars comes to Earth to show Parker the error of his ways. The two of them become invisible and eavesdrop on all the terrible—and true—things Parker's friends and family are saying about him.Charles Hawtrey as Horace Parker
E. Holman Clark as Ramiel
Crissie Bell as Minnie Templer
Frank Hector as Arthur Dicey
Hubert Willis as a tramp
Kate Tyndale as Aunt Martha
Evelyn Beaumont as Bella
Eileen Temple as Mrs. Claremce
R. Crompton as the God of Mars
B. Stanmore as the wounded man
Tonie Reith as the wounded man’s wife
"A fantastical photo-drama, in four parts."