About the film
silent film damsel in distress woman in peril partially lost film serial film
The Perils of Pauline
Release Date: March 31, 1914
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Drama|
|Director||:||Louis J. Gasnier, Donald MacKenzie|
The Perils of Pauline is a motion picture serial shown in weekly installments featuring the actress Pearl White playing the title character. Pauline has often been cited as a famous example of a damsel in distress, although some analyses hold that her character was more resourceful and less helpless than the classic damsel stereotype.