The Ghost House

The Ghost House

Director: William C. de Mille

Year: 1917

Plot: The old Atwell home is said to be haunted, and Jeremy Foster, the gardener--who is actually the head of a band of thieves that use the house for a hideout--does his best to keep the superstition alive. Despite the rumors, impoverished sisters Lois and Alice Atwell decide to move into the empty family home. They take possession the same night that Ted Rawson is ordered to explore the place as an initiation rite by his fraternity. That same night, Spud Foster, a member of his uncle's gang, hides there with his stolen loot. In the middle of the night, Lois apprehends Ted and takes him captive, believing that he's a burglar. The noise awakens Spud who, mistaking Lois for a ghost, flees the house. After much confusion, Lois' fears about Ted's character are allayed when he helps fight off the thieves; relieved, she confesses her love to the fraternity man.
Original Title: The Ghost House
Director: William C. de Mille
Writer: Beulah Marie Dix
Type: movie
Year: 1917
Genres: Comedy, Thriller
Cast: Jack Pickford , Louise Huff , Olga Grey , James Neill , Eugene Pallette , Mrs. Lewis McCord , Horace B. Carpenter , Edythe Chapman , Lillian Leighton
Runtimes: 50
Countries: United States
Languages: None
Color Info: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
Sound Mix: Silent
Original Air Date: 01 Oct 1917 (USA)
Rating: 6.9
Votes: 28
Year: 1917
Production Companies: Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributors: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation , Paramount Pictures
Cinematographer: Paul P. Perry , Joseph Shelderfer
Certificates: United States:Passed::(National Board of Review)
Assistant Director: Ernest Traxler