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The Bells Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The play The Bells (based on the French Le Juif Polonais) was brought to the screen in 1926. Lionel Barrymore plays a merchant who murders a Jewish entrepreneur and appropriates the dead man's fortune. Though no evidence exists to convict him, Barrymore cannot escape his own conscience due to the intervention of a mentalist. Whenever he hears the pealing of church bells, Barrymore is haunted by images of his crime and his victim. Of interest is the appearance of Boris Karloff, in Caligariesque makeup as the mesmerist. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Boris Karloff
Lionel Barrymore
Gustav von Seyffertitz
as Jerome Frantz
E. Alyn Warren
as Baruch Koweski/Jethro Koweski
Fred Warren

Crew

James Young
Director
James Young
Screenwriter
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