The Craving (1918)

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    • The Craving (1918)

      THE CRAVING

      DIRECTED & WRITTEN BY FRANCIS FORD/ JOHN FORD (Jack Ford)
      UNIVERSAL FILM MANUFACTURING COMPANY

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      INFORMATION FROM IMDb
      Plot Summary
      Carroll Wayles (Ford) is a chemist who has discovered the formula for a high explosive.
      This is a secret All Kasarib (Gerald) wishes to learn.

      He uses his ward, Beulah Grey (Gaston), who is under his hypnotic power,
      to tempt Wayles with liquor, knowing that he has formerly been addicted to drink,
      but had overcome it. Wayles returns to his former mode of living.
      Kasarib gains the ascendency over him and learns the secret.
      Wayles’ spirit is taken on an imaginary trip over battlegrounds
      and through scenes of lust to show him the pitfalls that await slaves of the flesh.

      So Wayles awakens a changed man. He goes to the laboratory of Kasarib,
      where there is a struggle, during which an explosion kills Kasarib.
      Wayles and the ward are then free to marry each other.

      Cast
      Francis Ford ... Carroll Wayles
      Mae Gaston ... Beulah Grey
      Peter Gerald ... Ala Kasarib
      Duke Worne ... Dick Wayles
      Jean Hathaway ... Mrs. Wayles


      Directed
      Francis Ford
      John Ford ... (as Jack Ford)


      Writing Credits
      Francis Ford ... (screenplay)
      Francis Ford ... (story)
      John Ford ... (writer)


      Cinematography
      Edward Gheller

      Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
      John Ford ... assistant director (as Jack Ford)
      Joseph A. McDonough
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • The Craving (1918)

      The Craving is a 1918 American silent drama film written and directed by John and Francis Ford.

      A 35mm print of the film with Dutch intertitles
      survives in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive.

      User Review

      Man with drinking problem
      16 November 2014 | by voyttbots (United States)

      VOYBOTTS wrote:

      This film stars Francis Ford as an alcoholic.

      I got the impression he was trying to discover a cure for alcoholism but I couldn't be sure.
      The print has Dutch inter-titles.
      Ford is a full blown alcoholic in the film.
      (I now know he had the formula for a powerful explosive.
      But the alcohol cure is funnier).

      This film was long thought to be lost
      but a print has recently been found in the Netherlands.
      It can be viewed on the internet.
      Though it is listed as a horror film, it really isn't one.
      Ford has hallucinations due to the DTs.
      And there appear to be ghosts or out of body apparitions
      but I couldn't be sure due to the language barrier.
      Files
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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