The House of Hate (1918) paired Antonio [Moreno] with Pearl White, fresh from her tremendous, worldwide success in the serilas The Perils of Pauline, The Exploits of Elaine, and The Romance of Elaine. This new, twenty-chapter serial cast Antonio as a young scientist in love with the daughter of a munitions king. Each weekly episode followed the young lovers as they escaped the perils of « The Hooded Terror ».
Antonio went into immediately to work in fifteen episodes of yet another serial, The Iron Test (1918) , as a circus acrobat hounded by menacing « Red Mask. »
[…] In 1920, Albert Smith put Antonio through fifteen weekly episodes of more danger in the serial, The Invisible Hand. This was immediately followed by another fifteen-episode serial, The Veiled Mystery.
James R. Quirk, editor of Photoplay magazine, in his 1920 review, noted Antonio’s tremendous drawing power, declaring him « the king of serial actors, » superior to others because of his onscreen prowess as a romantic idol.
(The First Male Stars: Men of the Silent Era,
David W. Menefee, BearManor Media, 2007)
JANE NOVAK was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a graduate of the famous Notre Dame Convent of that city. Her father was a newspaper editor in St. Louis and offered no objections when youthful Jane suggested she become an actress. Vaudeville offered her the first opportunity, and later she entered the musical comedy field. Los Angeles beckoned and beautiful Jane made her debut in pictures, appearing with great success in « Eyes of the World. » Finally she became leading lady for William S. Hart, and then graduated to stardom in her own right. Years of picture work have left no mark upon her, she still possessing that unspoiled charm which characterized her first public appearance. She is a splendid swimmer, plays golf excellently, is the mother of a wonderful daughter, and is 5 feet 7 inches tall. She weighs 125 lbs., has blond hair and expressive blue eyes.
Famous film folk; a gallery of life portraits and biographies (New York; George H. Doran company, 1925.)
Pauline Curley was born in Holyoke, and her stage career began at the age of five, when she entered stock. She made a coast-to-coast tour in vaudeville in an one-act playlet, « A Daddy by Express. » She scored a hit in « Polygamy » during 1914 and 1915. Her screen carrer started with Herbert Brenon’s production, « The Fall of the Romanoffs. » Later she played with Douglas Fairbanks in « Bound in Morocco. » She has also appeared in « The Turn in the Road, » « The Man Beneath, » « The Solitary Sin » and the « Love Apple. » Miss Curley plays opposite Tony Moreno in the latest and last serial « The Invisible Hand. » She is five feet four inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has blond hair and hazel eyes.