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Salomy Jane


The prima donna of the California Motion Picture Company, California-native Beatriz Michelena starred in this silent adaptation of Bret Harte's Salomy Jane's Kiss, one of the great melodramas of the Edwardian age. Set during the gold rush days of 1849, Salomy Jane co-starred a now-forgotten matinee-idol, House Peters, who was publicized at the time as "The Actor with a Thousand Emotions." The film is often erroneously referred to as Jack Holt's screen debut. Holt did play a bit part in Salomy Jane, but...more