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The Broken Coin
(1915) American
B&W : Serial 22 Episodes / 44 reels
Directed by Francis Ford

Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Inc. Distributed By
Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Scenario by Grace Cunard
From a Story by Emerson Hough.

Assistant director
Jack Ford ( John Ford )

by R.E. Irish and Harry McGuire

Twenty-two episodes ( two reels each )

“The Broken Coin,” © 14 June 1914 by Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, and released June 21, 1915

Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format.



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Eddie Polo


Harry Schumm [King Michael II]

Ernest Shields [Count Sacchio]

Jack Ford (John Ford) [Sacchio’s accomplice]

William C. Canfield [Gorgas the outlaw]

Reese Gardiner [the Apache]

Doc Crane [pawnbroker]

Harry Mann [servant]

Victor Goss [servant]

Lewis Short [prime minister]

E.J. Uttal or George J. Uttel? [henchman]

Bert Wilson [confidante]

Mina Cunard [the King’s sweetheart]

Carl Laemmle (Sr.) [editor-in-chief]

E.A. Clark, Mark Fenton, Jack Holt, Burton C. Law, Norman

Donald, William White


cast of characters


Survival Status: The film is presumed lost

The Broken Coin Wentz Stamp Images

Wentz Art Stamp Images
45 Souvenir poster stamps created for the original 15 episodes of The Broken Coin.

The Broken Coin Replica Coins

The Broken Coin Replicas
Thirty - 38mm Steel Souvenir King Michael Replia Coins


The Broken Coin Cello Pins

Cello Pinbacks and Mirrors Souvenir Cello Pins and Mirrors
for The Broken Coin


The Broken Coin Post Cards

The Broken Coin Post CardsTheatre advertising and Souvenir Post cards for
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The Broken Coin Movie Poster

The Broken Coin Movie Posters Lobby Card and Movie Slides

1 Sheet & 3 Sheet Posters , Glass Slides and Lobby Card

Powers Cameragraph #5

Powers Cameragraph #5 1908 35mm Hand Cranked Projector Image gallery



The Broken Coin was released June 21, 1915 for a run of 15 episodes / 30 reels but an additional 7 episodes were released October 3, 1915 because of the popularity of the serial.

[1] The Broken Coin [2] The Satan of the Sands [3] When the Throne Rocked [4] The Face at the Window [5] The Underground Foe [6] A Startling Discovery [7] Between Two Fires [8] The Prison in the Palace [9] Room 22 [10] Cornered [11] The Clash of Arms [12] A Cry in the Dark [13] War
On the Battlefield [15] The Deluge

Additional Episodes Released

[16] Kitty in Danger - released 3 October 1915 [17] The Castaways [18] The Underground City [19] The Sacred Fire [20] Between Two Fires [21] A Timely Rescue
An American Queen.



The Vaudette Theatre
Birmingham, Alabama July 1915



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