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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US lobby card from the teens WWI-themed silent film war drama, MISSING, released in on June 6, 1918 by the Vitagraph Company of America and directed by James Young.


The image depicts an interior scene inside the home of Lt. George Suratt (Robert Gordon) as he tells his wife, Nell (Sylvia Breamer), that "I'll be in the trenches in three weeks" as he's about to kiss her. One of Vitagraph's two founders, J. Stuart Blackton, is mentioned in the lower right corner as "The Master of Screencraft" and the card is dated 1918 at the end of this text. It is unrestored in fine condition.


*"Missing is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by James Young and written by Mary Augusta Ward, J. Stuart Blackton, and James Young. The film stars Thomas Meighan, Sylvia Breamer, Robert Gordon, Winter Hall, Ola Humphrey and Mollie McConnell. The film was released on June 16, 1918, by Paramount Pictures."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"Wid's credits the continuity to Blackton and Albert Dorris, but studio records credit Dorris with assistant direction.


In World War I England, Lieut. George Surratt marries his devoted Nell, much to the dismay of her sister Hester, who had hoped for the pretty young woman to wed a wealthy man. After a brief but blissful honeymoon, George departs for the front, and while he is away, Nell is befriended by her rich and kindly neighbor, Sir William Farrell. When George is reported missing, Nell refuses to believe him dead and waits patiently for some news of him. After a year has passed, Hester convinces Nell to marry Sir William, but before the wedding, she intercepts a telegram asking Nell to identify a shell-shocked soldier who resembles Surratt. The wounded man proves to be George, and although Hester tries to conceal this information from Nell, the young wife receives a second telegram from the surgeon and rushes to the hospital to nurse her husband to a complete recovery."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)



MISSING (1918) US 8x10 Lobby Card 01

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