GenreDrama ProducerThomas H. Ince CountryUnited States
DirectorJoseph De Grasse WriterJohn Lynch Duration
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateSeptember 7, 1919 (1919-09-07) ScreenplayC. Gardner Sullivan, John Lynch CastDorothy Dalton (Helen Armes), Holmes Herbert (Temple Bane), Donald MacDonald (Herbert Howell), Philo McCullough (Lyle Bane), Dorcas Matthews (Evelyn Howell) Similar moviesA Dolls House (1917), Arch of Triumph (1948), A Walk in the Sun (1945), So This Is Washington (1943), Tolable David (1921)
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The Market of Souls is a 1919 American silent drama Film directed by Joe De Grasse and written by John Lynch and C. Gardner Sullivan. The film stars Dorothy Dalton, Holmes Herbert, Philo McCullough, Dorcas Mathews, Donald McDonald, and George Williams. The film was released on September 7, 1919, by Paramount Pictures.
As described in a film magazine, Helen Armes (Dalton), a nurse, comes to New York City from Albany to visit her married brother. She arrives on New Year's Eve and is immediately added to a cabaret party being made up to include her brother's wife and Lyle Bane (McCullough), a wealthy bachelor. At the cabaret she meets his brother Temple Bane (Herbert), a woman-hater who begins to believe in her. When she wearies of the performance, Lyle takes her home, lures her into his apartment, and attempts familiarities. She escapes but is judged guilty by her sister-in-law, so she leaves at once and goes to the nurse headquarters. Temple arrives and, after being told a lie about Helen's character and the incident, fights with his brother and receives a blow that blinds him. Helen is assigned to his case and she nurses him back to his sight. Being ignorant of her identity, Temple asks Helen for her hand in marriage. When he regains his sight, he then denounces her. She is about to leave when Lyle Bane, who has been reported killed in France while in the American Expeditionary Forces, appears in a supernatural form and tells the truth about the incident in the apartment. Temple and Helen reconcile, and Lyle disappears, with it concluded that he did not return in the flesh but only as a spirit.
Dorothy Dalton as Helen Armes
Holmes Herbert as Temple Bane
Philo McCullough as Lyle Bane
Dorcas Mathews as Evelyn Howell
Donald McDonald as Herbert Howell
George Williams as Dr. Rodney Nevins
A print of the film is held in the Gosfilmofond collection in Moscow.