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The Hazards of Helen (1914)





Credited cast:
Helen Holmes ... Helen (1914-1915) (Episodes 1-48)
Helen Gibson ... Helen / The Operator at Lone Point (1915-1917)
J.P. McGowan ... Train Controller / Benton / Rand - Yeggman / Dan Haddon - Cowboy / Brandt - Cashier / Blake - Lineman / Rand - Fireman / Lockwood - Flagman / Warren - Railman / Thomas - Wiretapper Chief / Trow - Wrecking Crewman
Ethel Clisbee Ethel Clisbee ... Mrs. Benton [Ch. 1] / Mrs. Blake [Ch. 3]
Pearl Hoxie Pearl Hoxie ... Fanny Benton - the Child [Ch. 1]
George A. Williams ... Contractor Haddon [Ch. 2] / Tom O'Grady - Section Foreman [Ch. 4] / Constable Duncan - Secret Service Detective (as G.A. Williams)
William Ehfe ... Gregg - Haddon's Assistant [Ch. 2] / Blake - the Fireman [Ch. 3] / Red Durham - a Yeggman [Ch. 4]
Paul Hurst ... Benton - a Foreman [Ch. 2]
Charles Wells Charles Wells ... Benton - an Englineer [Ch. 3]
Jack Hoxie ... Hanson [Ch. 3] (as Hart Hoxie)
Leo D. Maloney ... Duncan [Ch. 4] / Billy Melville - Conductor [Ch. 5] / Dick Malling - Aeronaut [Ch. 6] / Sheridan - Railroad Detective [Ch. 7]
M.J. Murchison M.J. Murchison ... Mike Keenan - Red's Pal [Ch. 4] / Flint - a Yeggman [Ch. 5] / Broden
R.S. Antibus R.S. Antibus ... Brent - a Fence [Ch. 5]
George Routh ... The Superintendent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robyn Adair


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Release Date:

14 November 1914 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Technical Specs


(119 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Helen Gibson doubled Helen Holmes in many stunts, it has been said but not substantiated. See more »

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A must see for all Railroad Enthusiasts
22 January 2008 | by laurencejohnsonSee all my reviews

The Wild Engine is a marvelous example of Early cinematography. The plot is a little hard to follow but basically It is about an excursion train of vacationers on a train pulling out of the station .Unbeknown to them back at the rail yard an engineer was knocked out of his locomotive by a wire that fell off of a yard light and his train is going down the track merrily by itself BEHIND the excursion train so the potential for a rear end accident is very real. Helen the new telegrapher who was just hired by the railroad receives word of this runaway train and gets orders to sidetrack the excursion train so the runaway does not plow into it then sidetrack the runaway before it gets to the drawbridge. how it ends ? Watch it at internet archives and find out

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