|The Case of Becky|
|Directed by||Chester M. Franklin|
|Written by||J. Clarkson Miller|
|Based on||The Case of Becky|
by Edward J. Locke and David Belasco
|Produced by||Realart Pictures|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|60 minutes; 6 reels (1675.79 meters)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Case of Becky is a 1921 American silent drama film based on a successful 1912 David Belasco and Edward J. Locke written play, The Case of Becky. Belasco also produced the play, which starred his muse, Frances Starr.
Montagu Love went on to star in several other silent horror films, The Haunted House (1929) and The Cat Creeps (1930).
Dorothy Stone (Binney) is the step-daughter of barn-storming hypnotist Professor Balzamo (Love), who has used her as his subject since childhood. During his hypnosis act, she becomes her evil alter ego named Becky. Her mother's deathbed warning leads Dorothy to leave the hypnotist and she finds shelter in a small town with Mrs. Arnold (Jennings) and her son John (Hunter), who falls in love with her. When he gives her an engagement ring, the flashing stone induces a reversion to her evil personality. The famous psychologist Dr. Emerson (McCormack) diagnoses her case correctly and attempts a cure. The chance visit by the hypnotist results in a situation where Dorothy is permanently cured and learns that she is actually the daughter of the physician. After Balzamo commits suicide, there is a happy ending.
- Constance Binney as Dorothy Stone
- Glenn Hunter as John Arnold
- Frank McCormack as Dr. Emerson
- Montagu Love as Professor Balzamo
- Margaret Seddon as Mrs. Emerson
- Jane Jennings as Mrs. Arnold
- Workman, Christopher; Howarth, Troy (2016). Tome of Terror: Horror Films of the Silent Era. Midnight Marquee Press. pp. 232–233. ISBN 978-1936168-68-2.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Film Feature Survival Catalog: The Case of Becky" 1921 version
- Progressive Silent Film List: The Case of Becky at silentera.com
- The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
- "Reviews: The Case of Becky". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 13 (16): 67. October 15, 1921.
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Case of Becky
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