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The Gulf Between
Directed by Wray Bartlett Physioc
Written by Anthony Paul Kelly
J. Parker Read Jr.
Starring Grace Darmond
Niles Welch
Cinematography Carl Gregory
Distributed by Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation
Release date(s) September 21, 1917
Country  United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Gulf Between (1917) was the first motion picture made in Technicolor, the fourth feature-length color movie,[1] and the first feature-length color movie produced in the United States. It was filmed on location in Jacksonville, Florida in 1917 by the Technicolor Motion Picture Corporation, using its two-color "System 1", in which, by means of a prism beam splitter, two adjacent frames of a single strip of black and white film were photographed simultaneously, one behind a red filter and the other behind a green filter.

After a private trade showing in New York City on September 21, 1917, it was released on February 25, 1918 to play one-week engagements on a tour of a few major Eastern cities, accompanied by the special two-aperture, two-lens, two-filter projector required to exhibit it. Because of the technical problems in keeping the red and green images aligned by prism during projection, it was the only motion picture made in Technicolor's System 1. Later Technicolor systems would require no special projector. Today it is a lost film, with only a few frames surviving.

The Gulf Between was directed by Wray Bartlett Physioc. The lead roles were played by Grace Darmond and Niles Welch. The story was about a girl raised by a sea captain, and her rejection by the wealthy family of the young man she loves.

Cast

  • Charles Brandt ... Captain Flagg
  • Joseph Dailey ... Cook
  • George De Carlton ... Dutch
  • Caroline Harris ... Mrs. Farrell
  • Virginia Lee ... Millicent Dunston
  • Louis Montjoy
  • J. Noa ... Pete

References

  1. ^ The first three color features: With Our King and Queen Through India (also known as The Durbar at Delhi, 1912) and the dramas The World, the Flesh and the Devil (1914), and Little Lord Fauntleroy (1914), all filmed in the Kinemacolor process.

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