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The Woman Hater (1910)
Production Company: Powers Picture Plays. Producer: Pat Powers. Director: Joseph A. Golden. Writer: Acton Davies. Cast: Pearl White (the niece), Stuart Holmes (Hal Merritt, the “woman hater”). Transfer Note: Copied at 18 frames per second from a 35mm tinted print preserved by George Eastman House from source material provided by the New Zealand Film Archive. New Music: Michael D. Mortilla. Running Time: 13 minutes.

Although Pearl White (1889–1938) wasn’t the only serial queen of the 1910s, she was by far the most popular. In 1916 she was voted the top female star by readers of Motion Picture Magazine. Although she quit films in 1924, her name lives on as the most daring American action heroine of the silent era.

Born on a family farm in Green Ridge, Missouri, Pearl left home at 18 to join a traveling theater company. In 1910 she signed on...

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