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Vintage original 8 x 10 in. US single-weight glossy photograph from the silent film mystery melodrama, WHISPERING WIRES, released in 1926 by the Fox Film Corporation and directed by Albert Ray.


The image features a dramatic interior shot of Barry McGill (Edmund Burns) holding an unconscious Doris Stockbridge (Anita Stewart) in his arms as he looks around to see who might be watching them. As indicated in the lower left area, this photograph was taken by Max Munn Autrey, one of the more acclaimed of the Hollywood photographers during this period. It is in very fine- condition.


*"Whispering Wires is a 1926 American mystery film directed by Albert Ray and written by William Conselman and Gordon Rigby. It is based on the 1918 novel "Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage, which was also made into a stage play. The film stars Anita Stewart, Edmund Burns, Charles Clary, Otto Matieson, Mack Swain and Arthur Housman. The film was released on October 24, 1926 by Fox Film Corporation. Little is known about Henry Leverage, the author of the original novel, except that he served prison time in Sing Sing for car theft."

*(source: Wikipedia)


*"A whispering voice over the telephone foretells a murder to occur at a specified time. Another occurs on schedule. The heroine, Doris Stockbridge, is then threatened, but she is saved through the ingenuity of her sweetheart, Barry, who, with the help of Cassidy and McCarthy, two boob detectives, uncovers the diabolical scheming of an ex-convict and his inventor pal, both of whom are seeking revenge. A bloodhound is called in, and the villains are tracked down with alternately thrilling and comic sequences."
*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)


The cast includes Anita Stewart, Edmund Burns, Charles Clary, Mack Swain, Arthur Housman, and Heinie Conklin.



WHISPERING WIRES (1926) US 8x10 Photography By Max Munn Autrey

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